The All Progressives Congress in Plateau State has in recent times witnessed how a faction of the PDP in the state has resorted to very desperate moves all in a bid to “protect” what it calls its “God – given” mandate.
Statement made available to this medium and was signed by Hon. Sylvanus Namang,
APC State Publicity Secretary stated that this was amply demonstrated by the very irresponsible, satanic and inciting press conference by the factional Publicity Secretary of the PDP, John Akans which is replete with venomous invectives.
This seriously calls for concern as it has grave implications for the peace, unity and security of the state.
For instance, in its penchant for casting aspersions on the judiciary and attempt to divide its ranks, the PDP in the state called on the judiciary, (we wonder which judiciary) to “monitor the proceedings of the Plateau Governorship Tribunal to the Supreme Court as as they should not upturn the people’s choice which will be totally unacceptable to the people”
The incititement did not stop there but continued thus;
” We also want to caution here that the Imo state scenario cannot be re – enacted in the state beceause it will be vehemently opposed by the generality of the people of Plateau state”.
This open threat and blackmail of the judiciary should not be treated with levity by the appropriate authorities.
The very desperate emperor and violent wing wing of the PDP in Plateau state has started waging war on innocent citizens of the state over fear of the unknown.
It is rather sad that of late, this particular wing of the PDP in the state has as part of its diversionary and scar tactics, chosen to pain an apprehensive picture of violence and ungovernability of the state if the Election Tribunal rules otherwise.
What a reckless way of of denigrating and smearing the image of the judiciary which is not only a hallowed temple of justice but the last hope of arbitration for the common man.
The PDP had, out of its usual disrespect for the judiciary, tried to malign the integrity of the highly – reverred and accomplished Jurist and President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban Mensem CFR, a well respected daughter of Plateau state, throwing caution to the wins in a sheer desperation and needless apprehension.
Also in their present confused state, they have tried to divide the ranks of the APC in the state by attacking the party’s campaign council spokesman, Shittu Bamaiyi and our very reputable gubernatorial candidate, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda who is patiently and waiting unperturbed to retrieve his mandate through legal means via our judicial system.
We simply laugh when on one side, the desperate and confused PDP is using all sorts of sentiments, including the GOSA one which both the APC and PDP gubernatorial candidates belong, for our candidate to withdraw his case from the tribunal and on the other side, referring to his petition as empty and shadow chasing!
On this we just want to say that time shall tell and in no distant time from now who has the mandate of the people.
In all the foregoing, what we can easily decode from John Akan’s utterly irresponsible press conference is the party’s macabre dance, a dance of the death. If not, how can somebody who claims to have won an election be so afraid of facing the tribunal?
As a party, the APC in Plateau state sees the on going Tribunal sitting in Jos as a most welcome development for, as part of the electoral process, it is also an avenue for testing the integrity of the General Elections in the state.
As a Law abiding Party, we shall do everything humanly possible not to undermine the process but to ensure that the Tribunal operates in a very hitch- free and peaceful manner.