The immediate past governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has counseled his successor, Solomon Lalong, to stop blaming him for his cluelessness in administering the state.
Jang, who is the senator representing Plateau North senatorial district, also alleged that the governor has continuously tried to discredit his administration and efforts at developing the state.
The former governor was reacting to comments by Lalong at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while speaking with reporters that he was worried over the refusal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to prosecute Senator Jang after receiving petitions on him.
Jang, in a statement by his media aide, Clinton Garuba, said: “In the face of these outrageous allegations, Senator Jonah Jang is not in any way disturbed, neither is he moved because his record as governor of Plateau State marks him out as the best governor the state has had since the advent of democracy.
“The senator and, indeed, the people of Plateau State have given Governor Simon Lalong unwavering support since his ascension to power, and they continue to do so.
“But each time he faces the reality of his accidental governorship, he turns to the former to blame. Only this time EFCC and Plateau journalists made his list.”
According to the senator, “critical agencies of government like EFCC are not run by infantile whims or impulsive wishes. He added that it was because of this that the sterling record of his performance as exemplified on the Plateau could not keep him beyond some few hours at the EFCC when he was invited sometime ago”.
He insisted the situation would remain so even if Lalong himself were to head the commission.
“Lalong’s cluelessness, unpreparedness, and rudder-less style of governance is ever becoming more obvious as a testament to the glowing achievements of the man he now chooses to mortify”, the statement said.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews
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