One Plateau Unity Forum (OPFU) has urged the people of the state against taking the law into their hands following the outcome of the just concluded local government election in the state.
The President of the forum, Engr. Arum Ajiji, said yesterday in Abuja that instead of burning properties, the aggrieved parties should seek for a redress at the court of law.
“One Plateau Unity Forum wants to congratulate his Excellency, Rt Hon Simon Lalong and the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), for successfully conducting the local government’s elections in 13 local governments. Although we have reservations on the way and manner the process went, we are using this medium to call on all aggrieved parties to seek justice within the ambit of the law and not to take laws into their hands.”
“The election on its own was devout of crises but the aftermath of the election was almost an embarrassment in some local government areas like Langtang North, Bassa, and Mangu. Could this be a sign of what we are to expect in the 2019 general election? The electioneering process in Plateau has given room for more questions than answers,” Ajiji said.
While expressing its determination to always promote peace and harmony, the forum said it is working on hosting a political summit in Jos in order to find lasting solutions to some of the issues that are likely to cost chaos especially as the 2019 General Elections approaches.
“The resignation of one of the PLASIEC Commissioners speaks volume on the process. We are not interested on party affiliation we are interested in quality leadership and development of the localities in the spirit of equity and justice.