Jos: Lalong has sold Christians to Sokoto Caliphate — HURIWA alleges

Said the governor is afraid of being held accountable for failing to protect defenseless citizens from Fulani attacks.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

/ by National Pivot

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has expressed disappointment over Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong's betrayal of Christians whom it says are the 'bonafide owners of Plateau State', by colluding with powers in Sokoto to further the agenda Fulani terrorists in the State.

HURIWA who made the statement while reacting to the impeachment of the Plateau State Assembly Speaker, Honorable Ayuba Abok, whom it says is a defender of Christians, said Lalong is afraid of being held accountable by a man who has been "very effective in checkmating the failures" of his government.

The group reacted in a statement jointly signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko; and National Media Affairs Officer, and Miss Zainab Yusuf. 

According to the statement, the removal of the speaker who had “championed the need for the Ethnic Christians who are the bonafide owners of Plateau State to be protected from persisted Fulani terrorists and genocides, shows that the Plateau State Governor Mr. Simon Lanlong is a puppet of the Sokoto caliphate”.

HURIWA stated that allowing the “kangaroo impeachment” to stand will portray Plateau State’s political class as people with medieval mindsets who lack the genuine interests of their people at heart.

The group asked the former speaker to rush to a court of competent jurisdiction to get the “charade overturned or alternatively run a parallel state house of Assembly representing the majority of the State’s constituencies.”

HURIWA further alleged that the impeachment is not unconnected with the recent ultimatum given to the governor by the hitherto vibrant and pro-people parliament following incessant killings of helpless and defenseless citizens in the state with Bassa local government being the worst hit.

“It has become very obvious that the governor has failed to address the issues of insecurity in the state and the only option left for him to survive inevitable impeachment is to illegally orchestrate a sham impeachment of the speaker of the Assembly,” HURIWA said.

“The National Assembly can as well take over the control of the parliamentary activities for Plateau State if the illegal impeachment is not overturned on time."

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