As promoter of impunity, Jang has no moral right to protest impeachment of Plateau Speaker – APC chieftain

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As promoter of impunity, Jang has no moral right to protest impeachment of Plateau Speaker – APC chieftain

A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Honourable Danladi Garba Pasali has disclosed that Senator Jonah David Jang is a promoter of impunity adding that during the period he held sway as Governor, Plateau State witnessed the worst form of abuse due to process and disregard of court orders.

Pasali said this while speaking to some journalists in Jos on Monday in reaction to a recent statement in the media credited to the former Governor of his intention to lead a peaceful protest over the impeachment of Nuhu Ayuba Abok as Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly.

The APC gladiator posited that democracy was turned upside between 2007 to 2015, no thanks to the then Governor Jang who was more of an emperor than a democrat.

“Aside from turning the state into a family empire, Jang had no respect for the rule of law and due process.

“He equally had a penchant for disregarding court orders. During his tenure, four Speakers were impeached at different times.

“He also imposed a Chairman for Jos North Local Government (LG), in 2008, a situation that snowballed into cries that almost consume the whole state.

“Jang in his usual characteristic, flaunted a court order by refusing to swear in late Daniel Dul as Chairman Langtang North Local Government (LG), until Lalong came into office in 2015.

Recall also that the same Jang benefited from the inglorious 16 is greater than 19 “comic drama” which saw him parading himself as the Chairman of the Governors’ Forum with 16 votes against the position of the majority of the governors who actually voted Rotimi Amaechi as NGF Chairman with 19 votes. These are just a few out of the numerous acts of impunity committed by Jang while he was Governor.

“Bear in mind too that he is the architect of all the crises being witnessed currently in the PDP in the state. So, he has no moral right to protest over the removal of the Speaker by his colleagues in a House of Assembly that is completely independent.

“Recall also that during the impeachment of the four Speakers during Jang’s tenure, the House of Assembly was not Independent which made the possible influence of the Executive in the affairs of the House and this could easily be the reason why four speakers were impeached at various times within six years.

“As a matter of fact, Jang is only struggling to gain recognition having been in limbo for years. Let me tell you, Jang would be outrightly disgraced in the event if he comes out to protest, because nobody will support him and would definitely end up being alone on the street. He no longer has followership at the moment”.

The National Coordinator of the Buhari Campaign Organization (BCO) added that what has been happening in the House of Assembly was a brainchild of mischief makers and external sponsors who are hell-bent on bringing down the Lalong administration wondering why the Governor should be dragged into an affair of a House that is completely autonomous. “There are a lot of mischief politicians in Plateau State. This is a state where some people wear APC dress but their heart is PDP.

“So to me, what is happening in the House of Assembly is a clear handiwork of the opposition party (the PDP) and external sponsors in connivance with insiders.

“But the fact remains that Nuhu Abok has been impeached as Speaker and Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda is the current Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly.

“My call to the Honourable Members of the House is to look at the bigger picture (which is Plateau State) rather than trying to satisfy the interest of few individuals who actually don’t have the interest of the state at heart”, he said.

As promoter of impunity, Jang has no moral right to protest impeachment of Plateau Speaker – APC chieftain

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