Governor Simon Lalong’s poor showing in the February 25, 2023 Presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections, according to former governor of Plateau State Senator Jonah Jang, simply gave the populace the chance to cast a referendum on the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Jang responded to a remark attributed to the state’s information and communication commissioner, where Mangjang was accused of “trying to cover up the poor performance which has led to election loss through such comments.
Senator Jang said in a statement released in Jos by his media consultant, Clinton Odafe Garuba, that the commissioner must recognize that, in contrast to his colleagues, he had etched his name in gold in the hearts of Plateau people and that any attempt by Manjang to disparage a man who has distinguished himself in all of his endeavors would be fruitless.
Jang also stressed that his party’s fear of impending defeat has caused them to latch on to anything at the moment for some face-saving opportunity.
Garuba, the media consultant to Governor Jang advised Mangjang thereafter to express his gratitude to Jang for giving him the chance to succeed in his endeavors before eventually pointing him in the right direction. If he still harbors resentment toward Jang for removing him from his administration, he should take solace in the knowledge that he now lives in a place where mediocrity is seen as a sign of advancement.
He also advised Mangjang to pray to one day emulate previous governor Jang who was contested and won elections and whom the present administration cannot point to achievements which amount to a quarter of those of Governor Jang.
He finally advised him to desist from attempts to gain cheap popularity through shots at Jang