The immediate past Plateau State Governor now senator representing Plateau North senatorial zone, Jonah David Jang, has indicated readiness to honour an invitation of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Thursday.
The invitation of the senator by the anti-graft agency may not be unconnected with some financial fraud allegedly committed under his 8 years tenure as governor of the state.
Confirming the EFCC invitation on Wednesday, senior legislative aide to Senator Jang, Barr. Olivia Dazyem, said, “Distinguished Senator Jonah David Jang feels a point of duty to inform his teeming supporters and constituents of the Plateau North Senatorial District of Plateau State of his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“This has become necessary owing to the fact that Sen. Jang owes it a duty, having meritoriously served as Governor of Plateau State for eight years to clear any grey areas that may need further clarification in the course of his stewardship”.
Dazyem, who served as commissioner during the 2nd term of Jang between 2011 and 2015 said, “As a two-time military Governor and a democratically elected Governor for two terms of four years each, Sen. Jang will not create any encumbrances in order not to appear before the EFCC to give account of his actions while in office, which he executed to the best of his ability and in the best interest of the Plateau people.
“The Distinguished Senator took oath of office to defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that is what he did as a Governor and is continuing to do as Senator.
“Let no one therefore misinform the public and especially the people of Northern Plateau with contrived stories; the truth remains, Sen. Jang has received an invitation from the EFCC to give further explanations to some perceived grey areas for which former appointees of the Governor have been severally invited to the EFCC without any evidence to back the spurious claims and allegations by some petitioner; an invitation he is going to honour on Thursday, 14th January, 2016”.
The statement added: “It is on this wise that, Sen. Jang calls on his constituents and all supporters to remain calm and ignore any frivolous stories that may be told about his visit to the EFCC”.