Grazing Reserve: Jang threatens to sue Lalong over link with protest
As the brickbat between the Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong and his predecessor, Senator Jonah Jang lingers, Jang has threatened to institute a legal action against Governor Lalong for linking him with the protests over grazing reserve in the state.
The former governor in a statement issued by his media aide, Comrade Clinton Garuba, challenged the Lalong administration to publish any document where he endorsed the creation of grazing reserve in Plateau State throughout the eight-year tenure of his government.
He warned that if the government published any document that was fake it would leave him with no option than to institute a legal action against the government.
“If the APC government accuses Jang of being behind the protest that stopped its plan to implement a grazing reserve policy in the state, then it is an indictment on itself for failing to unite and galvanise the people toward working for the growth and development of the state.
“ If the stand of Jang has awakened the people to rejecting the mortgaging of their state, then the Barr. Lalong is right to have said Jang is responsible.
“It must, however, be stated in unequivocal terms that Senator Jang does not support and will not support acquisition of land for herdsmen under any guise or by whatever nomenclature it is known,” he said.
He, therefore, urged the governor and the people around him to go ahead with their pursuit for personal gain but warned that they should also remember that the clock is ticking and have limited time to either deliver on the dividends of democracy or be shown the way out in 2019.
“As for Senator Jang and all lovers of Plateau, we have only one heritage, a truly united and indivisible state where we would live in the serenity provided for us by God and nature,” he said.