The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Plateau state, has said that even if the April 11 gubernatorial election was to be repeated one million times , the APC would have defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate , Gyang Pwajok without any qualms.
The party also said that former Governor Jona Jang played God by deciding to anoint his cousin to succeed him in violation of the state’s rotational governorship understanding in the last elections.
This was contained in a press statement signed by Letep Dabang, the APC chairman in the state and made available to newsmen.
Latep was responding to a statement credited to former Governor Jang where he was quoted to have said that the APC in the state did not win the April 11 governorship election.
The immediate past governor of the state, Senator Jang had recently expressed confidence that the election tribunal would help the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to reclaim what he termed as its mandate stolen by APC through rigging of the last general elections.
Senator Jang made the remark in his Du residence Jos during a reception organised by his suppoarters to celebrate his victory at the election tribunal at the weekend.
Supporters of the former governor had organised a party in his compound awaiting his arrival from Abuja. Senator Jang who was visibly elated with the reception said, “It is not yet time for us to celebrate because winning my senate election case at the tribunal is not my major concern, it is winning the governorship case that is my concern”
Jang said, “APC never won the governorship election in Plateau state and PDP was not defeated in that election, the power that be just decided to declare APC as winner, APC never won anything.
Responding, the APC, therefore, warned Jang and the PDP to abort their dreams and wake up to the reality that change has come to stay in Plateau State and Nigeria, and desist from making garrulous utterances that are not just sub-judice, but also give them away as people that should at best be recommended for schizophrenia screening at the hospital.
The statement also reads that “the APC government, led by our governor, Simon Lalong, is too busy trying to cleanse the Augean stable and exorcise the mess which the immediate past administration bequeathed, rather than being distracted by the shenanigans of party politics.
“It is noteworthy that, out of the eight months’ salary arrears which Jang had refused to pay, the governor has within three months in office paid up to six months’ salary and pension arrears, as well as bursary arrears to indigent students in tertiary institutions, even before receiving any bailout funds“.
The APC also said that those who have frittered the people’s goodwill and turned themselves into the people’s enemies that it is a matter of time for them to have their days in the court as the EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies will soon swoop on them to make them account for the state’s looted funds.

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