Former Plateau state governor, David Jonah Jang, has lambasted Governor, Simon Lalong, over his comments on killings in Benue state. Jang also condemned Lalong for attacking Governor Samuel Ortom over the anti-grazing law which became effective November 1, 2017. Comrade Clinton Garuba, Jang’s media aide in a statement on Friday, said it was sad that Lalong who “accidentally stumbled on power” will continue on the path of infamy at the detriment of the very people who he swore an oath to protect.
”At a time when the mood of the nation, nay, the states that have continued to suffer decapitation at the hands of marauding killer herdsmen should be sober, it is unfortunate that some one of Governor Lalong’s standing will utter words that will be an insult on the sensitivity of the people, especially of Benue State.
”This is unfortunate not only coming from the Governor but on a day when the Government and people of Benue State held a mass burial for Hapless women and children who were murdered on the first day of the Year, ordinarily a day of jubilation. While the people of Benue were at the funeral of their lost brethren, Lalong, in his usual manner was playing to the gallery in Abuja with a view to scurrying cheap political points and portray himself as an insider of the Buhari administration.
At times when, one lacks what to say or would say what is irrelevant, especially in calming frayed nerves, silence become golden. When people who trot around as leaders cannot conduct themselves in that manner, it is only a pointer to the fact that they were never prepared at all for leadership.