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APC assures aggrieved members in Plateau of justice

By Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi, Jos
27 October 2021   |   4:02 am
Chairman of the National Appeal Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) sent to Plateau State, Bulama Ibrahim, has assured that the committee will give justice to all aggrieved members in the state.

We’ve addressed major security challenges, says gov
Chairman of the National Appeal Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) sent to Plateau State, Bulama Ibrahim, has assured that the committee will give justice to all aggrieved members in the state.

During a press briefing, yesterday, at the party’s secretariat in Jos, Ibrahim said the committee was drafted from the National Secretariat, Abuja, to entertain all complaints from the October 16, 2021 states’ congresses.

His words: “We are a five-member appeal committee appointed by the national secretariat to listen to aggrieved members of the party in Plateau after the states’ congresses. We will give fair hearing and justice to all members of the party, who raised petitions. This effort is to build the party by resolving all differences.”

Ibrahim vowed to make fruitful recommendations that will bring members of the party together in the state.

Factional chairman of Plateau APC, Ishaya Itse, said the committee compromised by staying in the Government House for two days without going to the party’s secretariat.

He noted that they were at the secretariat yesterday between 10am and 3.00pm waiting for the committee, but nobody was sighted at the secretariat.

MEANWHILE, Governor Simon Lalong has told the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) that Plateau remains a very suitable business and investment hub because the government has addressed some of the major security challenges in the state.

Governor Lalong, who spoke at a panel discussion on ‘Securing our Future: An Urgency for Now’ at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, said though the security challenges in Plateau had not been completely eradicated, there was substantial peace, which had been nurtured through the Peace Building Agency and the Inter-Religious Council in the last six years.

Lalong said most of the negative narratives about insecurity were exaggerated and instigated by people from outside the state, in collaboration with those within the state who want to make economic or political gains through violence.

According to him, the state has addressed major issues that border on religion, injustice and ethnicity, which are usually the triggers or fault lines exploited during any misunderstanding by groups or individuals.

This, he said, has been done through dialogue, consultation and collaboration where threats to security were addressed before they reach violent dimensions.