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Plateau unrest: YOWICAN vows to resist planned impeachment of Assembly Speaker




Sequel to stories making the rounds concerning the deliberate impeachment of the Speaker of the Plateau State Home of Meeting and intimidation of members, the Youth Wing of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (YOWICAN) within the state has vowed to withstand such an try.

DAILYPOST recollects that final Friday, the State Home of Meeting had given Governor Simon Lalong a two-week ultimatum to take motion on the resolutions the Home had forwarded to him on “safety issues and methods to restore peace within the state”.

The Home additionally known as on the Governor to give you a press release defending the citizenry within the wake of the myriad of safety challenges bedeviling the state.

YOWICAN additionally raised issues over problems with land grabbing, alleging that Fulani herdsmen have taken over hundred villages in Bokkos, Riyom and Barkin Ladi LGAs of the state.

Chairman of YOWICAN within the state, Deacon Markus Audu Kanda, flanked by different officers of the affiliation, disclosed this whereas addressing journalists, concerning the current safety challenges within the state and the reactions that adopted afterwards.

YOWICAN lamented the unlucky incidents that bedevilled the state in current instances, with explicit reference to assaults on the Irigwe folks in Miango villages in Bassa LGA, some commuters alongside Rukuba Highway and the Anaguta folks in Yelwa Zangam each in Jos North LGA (the place a complete of over 150 lives have been misplaced).

Kanda mentioned, “These assaults are extremely condemnable and unacceptable by each human line of thought as nobody has the correct to take the lifetime of one other. We proceed to name on all Plateau residents to eschew violence and promote peaceable coexistence.

“We have now observed with a glimpse of pleasure the measures taken by the State Authorities not too long ago in live performance with the clarion name made by the Plateau State Home of Meeting, to talk in defence of the Plateau folks and that is certainly extremely commendable and we do hope to see extra of this synergy going ahead, to make sure that misplaced hope of the residents is rekindled and sustained”.

On the deliberate impeachment of the State Meeting Speaker, Kanda mentioned, “We name to the eye of the Plateau State Authorities the rumours taking activates perceived impeachment of the Speaker of the Plateau State Home of Meeting and intimidation of the Honourable members, by no matter means doable for the measures taken by the Home below his management within the defence of the curiosity of Plateau folks.

“Plateau Youths shall resist strongly any try to disorganize the Plateau Home of Meeting”, he warned.

“We perception that the Governor means nicely for the folks and won’t permit himself dance a wierd dance at a time the Plateau Spirit of Unity and brotherliness has been revived somewhat, being a former presiding officer of the identical Home a couple of years in the past, he ought to perceive and recognize the place of checks and balances throughout the bounds of the regulation”, he defined.

“Occasions of politicking and celebration cowardice have ended because the election in 2019 and now is an important time to shut all ranks and solidify good governance and the safety of the land no matter ethnic, spiritual or celebration affiliations”, he admonished.

On the problem of land grabbing by Fulani herdsmen, the YOWICAN chairman mentioned, “In Riyom, Bokkos and Barkin Ladi LGAs, over 100 villages have been taken over by Fulanis, you are able to do your background checks; however that’s the actually.

In keeping with him, “Villages are attacked; homes are burnt, the occupants are both killed or displaced and the marauders go to those villages and occupy them; and the homeowners of these ancestral lands can not return there “, he decried.

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