By Chijioke Kingsley
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The All Progressive Congress (APC), in Plateau State, has scored the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the State zero in its nascent governance which began on May 29, 2023, and is just 10 to 11 days ago.
Spokesman for the Party, Hon. Sylvanus Namang said in just 10 days the State has witnessed a lot of setbacks making it feel like 10 years.
He said the PDP government led by Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, contrary to what he promised the people of the State during his campaigns and inaugural speech, is currently doing the opposite.
Namang who spoke in a Statement sent to our correspondent on Friday said demotion of civil servants from the rank of Permanent Secretaries, to the reversal of employments made into public service by the former governor, Simon Lalong, and the suspension of Local Government Chairmen in the 17 LGAs of the State, are the many sins committed by the Mutfwang administration.
According to him: “Plateau State in the past 10 days of the Barr. Caleb Mutfwang governance has been plagued by a lot of political summersaults which have all the ingredients of taking the State back to the decadent days of the past PDP administration in the state. For these ten days, which is already like 10 years to many citizens, his reign of impunity has subjected every facets of the people’s lives to unwarranted agony.
“First, he marked his first two days in office by descending on the Local Government structures in the State, a constituency or a ladder which he used to rise to the exalted position of Governor, though which is still being keenly contested at the tribunal.
“The handwritten manifesto of the PDP in Plateau State which is different from that of the party’s national manifesto is to undo and erase anything that has to do with the eight years of the Simon Bako Lalong administration.
“We would not be surprised if one day we wake up to the decision of disbanding the Plateau Peace Building Agency, the demolition of the ultra modern High Court Complex and the British America Junction Flyover Bridge and Roundabout Road in addition to the Lalong legacy projects being part of its vindictive policy summersaults.
“The All Progressives Congress in Plateau State had, in its Press Conference early this week, stated that it is going to interrogate all his policy decisions as citizens and critical stakeholders of the Plateau project and heritage.
“Of great concern to the All Progressives Congress in Plateau State is his fast backpedaling on the promises he made during the campaign and his inaugural speech.
“Only yesterday evening, the State was visited with the news of the suspension of all appointments/employment into the state civil service made from 1st October, 2022 by the immediate past dispensation.
“Additionally he reversed the appointments of Civil Servants to the positions of Permanent Secretaries to go back to their previous positions.
“This toxic and very unpopular decisions are as condemnable as they cannot stand any integrity test by all discerning minds judged against his own sundry pronouncements.
“He promised in his inaugural speech and in a video during the campaigns which has gone viral in the social media that he was not going to remove any worker employed into the civil service but is rather going to employ more hands in order to enhance the capacity of civil servants and reposition it to be one of the best in the country.
“He described those who said he was going to do away with civil servants employed by the immediate past administration as “unimaginative liars” and “figment of their imagination”. What a melodrama!
“It is important to remind His Excellency that while throwing a stone into the open market, you cannot tell whose head it is going to fall on.
“Some of these innocent Plateau unemployed youths whose source of livelihood has been terminated and their future made bleak will be full of regrets as some of them in the wake of all sorts of deception and the outpouring of religious sentiments during the last Gubernatorial election voted for him.
“Parents who also forced their wards to vote for him with great expectation in return would by now be licking their wounds”, the statement reads in parts.