by Dare Lawal
Plateau governor-elect Simon Lalong is accusing the incumbent Jonah Jang of last minute looting.
To be honest, these are the kinds of stories we have been expecting to hear from states where new governors were elected who belong to a different party from that of the incumbent. It’s like a tradition.
But this time, we’ve been hearing stories about incumbents like Mukhtar Yero in Kaduna hailing the incoming Nasir El-Rufai, and the other reciprocating. In Bauchi, governor-elect Mohammed Abubakar held a meeting with the outgoing Isa Yuguda, and so on and so forth.
Well at last in Plateau, we have our first case of an incoming governor blasting the incumbent.
Simon Lalong of the APC has accused the outgoing Jonah Jang of looting government treasury, hurriedly selling government assets and unwarranted withdrawals in order to put the incoming administration in a precarious condition.
Jang has completed two terms as governor and won his senate race.
Governor-elect Lalong, who is a former speaker of the Plateau assembly, further accused Jang of late massive recruitments and lopsided employments.
He said that Jang was also removing furniture and other movable household materials from the newly-built N9bn Government House at Rayfield.