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The Plateau State governor, Simon Bako who, has warned the state governor elect- Caleb Mutfuwang, against directing banks and organisations to stop transacting with his…
The Plateau State governor, Simon Bako who, has warned the state governor elect- Caleb Mutfuwang, against directing banks and organisations to stop transacting with his government.
Lalong also warned the governor to stop threatening civil servants of the state, saying his the mandate given to him still subsists until May 29.
In a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, on Thursday, Lalong said, “It has again become necessary for the Plateau State Government to once again remind citizens, corporate bodies and other stakeholders that the mandate of Governor Simon Bako Lalong still subsists untill 29th May 2023.
“This reminder has become necessary because of pronouncements, covert and overt actions of some persons and groups with the aim of truncating the remaining mandate of the Lalong administration before it hands over to the next Government.
“In particular, the Government is aware of letters and correspondences being written to corporate organisations, clients and partners of Government warning them to cease doing business with the current administration before the end of its mandate.
“Similarly, civil servants have been constantly under threat since the outcome of the elections and have remained under this situation till this moment.
“The government viewed that this as a threat and blackmail which is in bad taste and a very sad development that did not portend well for the well-being and stability of the State.”
The statement said the Lalong administration would not be stampeded, gagged or harassed from performing its legitimate duties based on the mandate given to it by the good people of Plateau State till May 29 2023, “by anyone including incoming administration.”
“Therefore, corporate organisations, clients, partners and stakeholders doing business with Government should ignore such threats from incoming government or its supporters that appear to be faster than their shadow and willing to disrupt governance for their selfish reasons.
“Let it be realised that there can never be two captains in one ship and that is why the constitution extantly provides for take over and handover dates.
“We advise the incoming government and its supporters to exercise restraint and concentrate on the transition as well as the task ahead while allowing the Rescue Administration to complete its tenure as enshrined in the constitution,” the statement added.