Former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen has urged the people of the Plateau state to support President Muhammadu Buhari by voting him in the 2019 general election in order to reciprocate his good gestures to the state.
Tallen urged the people not to allow merchants of political deception to brainwash them into believing fabricated lies that President Buhari hates Plateau and that he was sponsoring herdsmen to attack communities.
She stated in a statement signed by her Media aide, Shabul Mazadu that despite being a close ally of then President Goodluck Jonathan, Former Governor Jonah Jang and then Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe, could not get him to complete the regional water plant in Mangu until President Muhammadu Buhari came on board and reviewed the contract upward from N855m – N977m for speedy completion.
The former Minister of Science and Technology stated that attacks by suspected Fulani herders on Plateau communities did not start under the Buhari administration but stressed that, “Buhari’s attempt to stop the herders/farmer clashes was politicized when he talked of cattle ranching, where some people interpreted it as a means of taking over indigenes’ land to give it to the Fulani.”
“Buhari has promised to refund the funds spent on the construction of the Secretariat Junction overhead bridge and the dual carriage from Mararaban Jama’a to Secretariat Junction. And also promised to support the state with N10bn to help the state return the IDP’s to their homes after the June attacks,” she said.