I’m Ever Ready to Give Account of My Stewardship, Says Jang


Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

Former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah David Jang, has expressed delight over the setting up of commission of inquiry by his successor, Governor Simon Lalong to probe his administration, noting that he was “growing weary of the inconsequential rantings, outbursts, threats, and sensational media trial of his illustrious time as Governor of Plateau State which the Lalong administration now leads to the fringes of nihility.”

In a press statement signed by his media aide, Clinton Garuba, the senator noted that “at the last count, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry is the fifth committee Lalong has constituted, mandated, empowered, and inaugurated” to probe his tenure, adding that like the rest before it, nothing would be gained “except the visible characteristics of all associated with power acquired by accident.”

He said: “From the deputy governor’s committee to the others who engaged in arithmetic abracadabra to bamboozle people with figures which existed only in the minds of their apologists and praise singers, so much money has been expended in what is now a wild goose chase.”

According to him, “Notable among them is the millions of taxpayers’ money capable of paying workers’ salaries for about two months, paid to KPMG for a forensic audit to no avail. Plateau State Government under Simon Lalong continues to waste scarce resources that would have been put to better use for the good of the State on a needless voyage of fantasies and fixation bound for the rocks.”

Clinton recalled that, “Governor Simon Lalong had recently petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe Senator Jonah Jang only to impulsively resort to self-help by constituting the commission of inquiry when his phantom claims and capricious desires were not indulged.”

He expressed worry that a state so bountifully blessed with both natural and useful human resources now rests on the shoulders of “someone who has failed to get anything right since becoming governor, including even the small matter of framing and persecuting his perceived adversaries. The shear desperation as seen in the duplicity of the panels, committees, commissions, and approaches only combine to expose a man in dire need of guidance in the art of governance having consistently flopped at moving the state in the direction of progress.”

He said: “To all thoughts and intents, Jang is ever ready to give an account of his time as Governor of Plateau State even though his good works, legacies, and good intention would surely outlive him, as long as the process is without bias and predetermined outcomes. We are studying the composition and terms of reference of the judicial commission as constituted by the governor, so we can take an informed decision which shall be our position on the matter.”
Meanwhile, the commission has been inaugurated, and charged by the governor to do a diligent work.