The Plateau State Government, through the office of the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Hon Dan Manjang, has issued a strong warning that Governor Simon Bako Lalong’s mandate remains in effect until May 29th, 2023. This statement comes as a response to recent actions and pronouncements from various individuals and groups seeking to prematurely terminate the Lalong administration’s remaining term.
The government feels compelled to reiterate the continuity of Governor Lalong’s mandate due to the concerning letters and correspondences being circulated, urging corporate organizations, clients, and partners of the government to cease their engagement with the current administration before its rightful end.
Moreover, civil servants have faced persistent threats since the conclusion of the elections, an unsettling situation that continues to persist. The government perceives these actions as threats and blackmail, deeply regretting the negative implications they carry for the state’s well-being and stability.
Emphasizing their commitment to fulfilling their obligations, the Lalong administration categorically states that it will not be intimidated, silenced, or hindered from performing its legitimate duties until May 29th, 2023. This stance applies to all entities, including the incoming administration, as the government firmly upholds the mandate bestowed upon it by the people of Plateau State.
Consequently, corporate organizations, clients, partners, and stakeholders currently engaged in business with the government are urged to disregard any threats originating from the incoming government or its supporters. The government perceives these actions as hasty and disruptive attempts motivated by self-interest.
The government reminds all parties involved that a ship can only have one captain, a principle enshrined in the constitution, which prescribes specific dates for takeovers and handovers of power. It advises the incoming government and its supporters to exercise restraint and focus on the transition process and the challenges ahead, allowing the current Rescue Administration to complete its tenure in accordance with constitutional provisions.
In conclusion, the Plateau State Government calls upon all citizens to continue thinking and acting in the best interest of the state. With the remaining days of Governor Lalong’s tenure, it is essential to maintain stability, unity, and a cooperative spirit as the state moves forward.