Interview, Politics

Gov. Lalong Is A Liar – Useni

Senator Jeremiah Useni, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Plateau State has lambasted Governor Simon Lalong of the state…

“What is happening is very sad; using your position as a governor to arbitrarily make the wrong announcement, and even went ahead to swear in wrong people secretly at night has gone to show that nothing is right. If they were properly elected, there will be no need swearing them in at night. So, it is very unbecoming of him and it is a disgrace to APC.

“What do you expect them to say? When President Muhammadu Buhari was here (in March) on an official trip, during the dinner, the governor told him that since he took over everything has been peaceful. And yet, 37 persons were killed in Bokkos that night.”

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“The governor doesn’t tell the truth at all. Instead of telling the Federal Government the correct thing, so that the Federal Government can help us, he keeps on lying. But that will not help.”

“If I lose election properly, I won’t cause trouble. I will find out why I lost and try to work towards making progress next time. Isn’t it? To start with, it took him three and half years to organise LG election. Why? He tried to organise LG elections three times but kept postponing it.”

“But now that he realised that by February 2019, there will be a general election, he decided to organise the LG election so that he will not be accused of not organising LG election throughout his tenure. Not only that, he decided not to organise the LG election in four LGs saying there was trouble there.”

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“Now, people are not complaining because elections were not held in all the 17 LGAs. The PDP won in 11 out of the 13 LGs where the election was held. I was told they (APC) only won one, Kanam LGA. I don’t know how they managed to get that.”

“The governor went and started announcing that APC won the election. But he decided to swear them in secretly in the night. What was the emergency? Lalong has up till February 2019 to go.”

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“I want to maintain calmness, because the more trouble we cause, the more backwardness it brings for the state. Look at the people who lost their properties. Is the governor going to replace their property for them? He didn’t care. But that does not mean they should not resist.”