Plateau stakeholders reaffirm support for Governor Lalong, commend peace initiatives

Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

The Plateau Youths Stakeholders for Peace have reaffirmed their support for Governor Simon Lalong’s peacebuilding efforts that ensured relative peace for the past 6 years, until the recent disruption by enemies of the state.

The non-governmental organisation (NGO), in a statement signed by their coordinator, Bar Steve Gyang, further commended the governor for the proactive measures to nip the conflict in the bud.

In simultaneous meetings that were held in the headquarters of the three senatorial zones, the group commended the Plateau House of Assembly and the governor for meeting with the resolutions of the Assembly.

It would be recalled that Hon. Philip Dasun, the chairman, House Committee on information, in a press conference at the Assembly complex on Thursday, said the Assembly members gave Governor Lalong kudos for vigorously taking steps to normalcy in record time by “meeting five out of the six resolutions of the Assembly”.

In the statement made available to newsmen at the weekend, the stakeholders also commended the good people of the state for resisting conflict merchants who planned to exploit the conflict to promote the total breakdown of law and order for political gains.

According to the NGO, “the plan to discredit the populist government of Gov Simon Lalong, has been uncovered and will soon be exposed if such detractors do not retract their steps.”

They further commended the peaceful conduct of local government party primaries elections and congresses at the ward and local government levels.

They alerted citizens of plans by political losers to plunge the state into chaos aimed at truncating the forthcoming local government elections.

According to the coordinator, ” our peace-loving people must rise and resist and be on the alert to foil these frustrated politicians whose agenda to infiltrate the Plateau State House of Assembly has failed woefully.”

They called on security agencies to investigate and bring the perpetrators to book.

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