The All Progressives Congress, Plateau State Chapter has commended security agencies in the State for averting a total breakdown of law and order at the resumed sitting of the Plateau State House of Assembly today 23rd January, 2023.
Statement made available to this medium and was signed by Signed: Hon. Sylvanus Namang,
APC State Publicity Secretary stated that living to its threat of gatecrashing into the House of Assembly to resume sitting as members, the former members of the House of Assembly who were sacked by the Court of Appeal, trooped the House of Assembly temporary location at Old Government House with hundreds of their unruly and gullible supporters.
The police and other arms of security agencies in the state, exercised maximum restraint and professionalism by preventing them from having access to the premises of the sitting.
Making a caricature of themselves, the 16 former PDP law makers had their empty threat collapsed like a pack of cards as the law enforcement agencies demonstrated maturity in handling the issue.
The APC in Plateau State which has always believed in the rule of law and peace, urges the eight members , seven APC and one YPP who sat today to hasten the process of swearing in the 16 members of the House, 15 APC and one Labour Party in order for the House to have full compliments of its 24 membership for conduct of seamless legislative duties.
At this juncture, we wish to specifically commend the Honourable Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kudangbena Dewan for his steadfastness in standing by the rule of law and due process.
To the 16 Members who have exercised great patience in the face of all provocations, we salute and commend them for exhibiting maturity and due diligence towards the peace, security and good governance of the State. They are, indeed truly honourable men who deserve praise by true democrats.
The APC expresses gratitude to its supporters across the state over their maturity and understanding on this logjam in spite of all provocation and intimidation by the lawless and irritant PDP horde of members and supporters.
It urges them to remain calm and patient as the 16 members who have their certificates of return which are irrevocable and irreversible victories would be sworn -in in no distant time.