Citizens of Plateau State have urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Sultanate not to interfere in the activities of the Election Petition Tribunals in the State but rather intervene in the persistent clashes between Fulani and Berom in the State which has led to the loss of several lives.
The citizens under the aegis of Greater Together Voice (GTV) passed a “vote of no confidence” on Governor Simon Lalong judging by his four months of governance. They also faulted the Governor on the manner he is handling the lingering crises in the State.
In a statement issued in Jos at the weekend and signed by Messrs Azi Madaki and Nanpak Gono, the group’s Public Relations Officer and Assistant Public Relations Officer respectively, they called on the Governor to balance the “lopsided and infamous appointments so far made in the State.”
“We lend our voices to the maladministration, misrule, misgovernance and the total abandonment of the rule of law by the four months old All Progressives Congress, APC government of Governor Simon Lalong.
“We call to order the Governor’s directionless administration to not only retrace its steps but take urgent initiatives to provide good governance in the State and fulfill all campaign promises made to the populace.
“The Greater Together Voice is hereby passing a vote of no confidence on the Lalong administration in its 100 days in office and therefore call on President Buhari and the Sultanate not to interfere in the activities of the Election Petition Tribunals in Plateau State.
“They should come to the rescue of the people of Plateau North, particularly the Berom ethnic group which on the verge of extinction through the genocidal activities of the Fulani militia who believe that with the President as their grand patron, they are infallible.”
The group also called on Governor Lalong to, without any delay, settle the backlog of workers’ salaries and pension arrears since he has collected “N10.8 billion loans from UBA and Zenith banks, access N4.2 billion LNG fund released and received N5,3 billion CBN bailout, among others.”