The Oasis Reporters
January 26, 2018
By Moses Gbande
The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has discribed as untrue, the news making the rounds, particularly in the Social Media that “parts of Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Bokkos Local Government Areas have been carved out for the creation of colonies for cattle.
The governor in a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Fan Manjang stated that the thinking is not only the figment of the imagination of its authors, who want to make political capital out of it, but false, malicious and highly mischievous.
According to his statement, the social media claims that the governor in fulfilment of his promises to the Fulani who have pressured him to either cede those areas or he faces the other side of their viciousness which may cost his aspirations, is false.
“Governor Simon Bako Lalong has and does not contemplate such action and he further calls on all good citizens of Plateau to bury such imagination of these elements bent on throwing the State into confusion. Cattle colonies are not in the imagination of Governor Lalong.
“Consequently, the Governor urges all peace loving citizens of Plateau State to discountenance such mischievous information but to gravitate towards issues that unite us rather than those that divide us”.