Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has constituted a committee to investigate the purchase and distribution of vehicles on loan to members of the public under the programme tagged ‘Tackling poverty together’ by the administration of former Governor Jonah Jang
Even as the former governor described the investigation as a diversionary tactics and deliberate plan to turn the people of Plateau State attention away from the burning issues affecting the state.
Speaking shortly before the inauguration of the committee, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Honourable Rufus Bature, said under the programme, millions of naira were expended by the state government to purchase assorted vechiles for distribution on loan to members of the public.
According to him, the information on the contract, mode of distribution among others, were not contained in the handing over note and therefore, need to be investigated.
In a swift reaction, the former governor through his aide, Mr Clinton Garuba ,described the investigation as a diversionary tactics after a year of searching for perceived wrong doing of the last administration aimed at bringing the hard -earned reputation of Senator Jang into disrepute.
He said Lalong- led administration and his handlers should by now, realise that the last administration did it’s best in delivering dividends of democracy ,following laid down procedures meticulously.
“We have thought, we would just watch and see how the All Progressive Congress(APC )display its incompetence and ill preparedness for governance with high tendencies for scoring own goals but we were wrong as we have become the whipping child of APC in the state as a cover up for its none performance.
“The Lalong -led administration should learn that nobody goes up by pulling anybody down, it was elected to correct the perceived wrongs of the last administration, if it lacks the capacity, Plateau people deserve better, simply apologise for betraying of the people, he said.