By TERYIMA ANDREW-
A youth ethnic group “Taroh Concern Youths” of Langtang North local government area in Plateau state has prevailed on governor Simon Lalong, to Swear-in the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as chairman of the council without further delay.
National President, Taroh Concen Youth Manasseh Nimkur Telzing, in a press conference in Jos, Wednesday alleged that the governor Lalong deliberately refused to swear-in the PDP candidate even after a local government election Appeal tribunal re-affirmed the election of the PDP candidate Hon Joshua Laven.
It will be recalled that an Appeal tribunal sitting in Jos, had on July 2019, quashed the election of the APC candidate from Langtang north Hon Nanlok Amos Kparim, and reaffirmed his PDP rival Hon Joshua Laven as the duly elected council chairman.
But the governor have not swear-in the PDP candidate till date, though the APC candidate have approach another court, a month after the Judgement of the Apeeal Tribunal, and obtain a court order to allow him remain in office.
The said local government election held in Plateau state is about a year old now.
National President of the group describe the 10th October 2018 local government election in Plateau state as fraudulent.
“The last local government election was the height of theft, shame and injustice of the Lalong led APC administration in Plateau state; history would always be unfair to governor Simon Bako Lalong.”
The group said the governor swear-in the APC candidate for Langtang north as council chairman against the will of the majority of electorates, according to the group the said APC candidate lost at the polls.
“More worrying is the fact that some constants at the elections who lost our heard their names announced as winners in Jos, the state capital.”
Comrade Telzing further appeal for understanding of the governor to swear in Hon Joshua Laven.
“Our kind plea is to our father, the executive governor of Plateau state Rt. Hon (Barr) Simon Bako Lalong, a quintessential Bar man, a grassroot emancipator and a largehearted democrat to prevail on Hon Nanlok Amos Kparim and the All Progressive Congress APC to accept the decision of the Plateau State Election Petition Appeal Tribunal which is the final adjudicating body regard local government election in Plateau state, delivered on 19 July 2019, which declared and returned Ubandoma Joshua Laven as the duly elected chairman of Langtang north local council by taking on the part of honour in discontinuing the certiorari proceedings institute Instituted as the high Court of justice Jos.” He pleaded.
Com. Telzing explained that Taroh Concern youth is non political group, but seek for justice for all it citizens.