From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau have accused Governor of the state, Simon Lalong of abandoning his official responsibility for personal activities.
State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, John Akans, stated this on Tuesday, during a press conference held shortly after a stakeholders meeting of officials of the party in the state.
According to Akans, absence of the governor from the state is negatively affecting economic developments.
“The governor in his usual manner has abandoned pressing issues of governance in the state for his personal interest, while Plateau people are facing a bitter experience as a result of leadership vacuum created by Lalong’s consistent absence,” he said.
The PDP also accused the governor of telling lies, that the governorship candidate of the PDP will not participate in the 2023 general election.
“Gentleman of the press, you all recall that Governor Lalong while hosting his APC senatorial zone stakeholders, he openly told them that the PDP will not be part of the 2023 general elections,” Akans said.
Akans allayed the electorates possible fears saying “we wish to drum to the public that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Plateau chapter will participate fully in the 2023 elections and to state too that what Plateau people need from Lalong for his remaining days in office is good governance not this packaged lies and propaganda he holds on to as campaign documents trying to mislead the public including the helpless electorates.”
The PDP spokesman stressed that “the APC’s desperation to continue in power through the back door is dead on arrival as it is an affront targeted at the good people of the state, who have gained little or nothing from them in seven and half years.”