The Plateau state government has rejected the insinuation that the government plans to establish an emirate council or install an emir in Yelwa Shendam’s local government area, saying this is the imagination and machination of evildoers aimed at overthrowing the state. in the dark old days.
Local authorities were thrown into confusion on Friday as large numbers of young people gathered to protest the alleged plan to install an emir in Yelwa Shendam. The protest halted commercial activity in the city for several hours, while some mobsters took advantage of the chaotic situation to loot property.
The government said in a statement signed by the state information commissioner, Dan Manjang, that the insinuation was unfounded and should be ignored.
“The government wants to make it clear that there has never been a time when such an idea was considered or even discussed. To say the least, this is the imagination and machine-tooling of troublemakers bent on throwing the state into the dark old days, pulling back the hands of the clock and making nonsense of the peace we’ve achieved since the arrival of the rescue administration ably led by Governor Simon Bako Lalong.
“In light of the foregoing, the government is therefore warning such mischief-makers to refrain from their evil intentions, as it will not be kind to anyone who controls such backward tendencies.”
According to the statement, Governor Lalong has also ordered security forces to go after those evildoers and ensure there is no escalation in the breakdown of law and order in the area and the Plateau State as a whole.
The government therefore beckoned the general public, especially residents of Shendam Local Government, to be on their guard and carry out their normal duties by ignoring such dangerous rumors and providing timely information to security forces so that they can act quickly.
It advised the public to always check their facts with the established authorities and engage in dialogue rather than taking the laws into their own hands.
Also the Executive Chairman of Shendam Local Government Council of Plateau State, Hon. Miscarriage Alex Nantuam on Saturday debunked the insinuation, adding that there was no plot to install an emir on the city council.
In an interview in Jos, the chairman described the insinuation as false, unfounded and unfounded rumors circulating on social media that Governor Simon Lalong is plotting to install an emir.
In his words, “This is the handiwork of troublemakers and crisis-traders who are determined to create crises and cause a violation of the peace currently prevailing in the state.”