Friday, 23 March 2018

DONG ATTACK: PLHA SPEAKER, RT. HON. PETER AZI, BECOMES THE FIRST SPEAKER TO BE REJECTED BY HIS CONSTITUENTS


By: Valentine Adese, 
 
As moves toward 2019 general elections picks up, angry youths in Jos North-west in Jos North Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau state, have become the first in the country to express their rejection of the member representing them in the Plateau State House of Assembly (PLHA) Rt. Hon. Peter Azi, who also doubles as the Speaker of the House for poor performance and representation.
 
RT. HON. AZI
Although in the past it was reported that the Speaker was stoned by angry youths allegedly, at Gangere Ward in the same constituency, the latest rejection is coming from his ward in Dong, within the same constituency, over uncontrolled attacks on the community, especially, that of last night at Tal, where the community’s vigilantes were ambushed by suspected Fulani Herdsmen.

Our sources within the Speakers’ camp, told REALITY that it took efforts to convince the speaker to visit Dong area where a late night attack yesterday, left 3 people dead.

 
RT. HON PETER
He said the Speaker was afraid to go to the area, which happens to be his constituency and polling unit, on the ground that, the Speaker has privileged information that, angry youths were waiting to vent their anger on him.

“We encouraged him to go there and promised to give him security protection before he accepted to visit the area today.” Our source stated.
 
PLATEAU STATE MAP
You would recall that an earlier move by some youths in the same constituency, who were protesting against the Speaker’s poor representation, were stopped from going to burn down his house in a bid to vent their angry on him.

You would also recall that in order to maintain the peace in the area after the earlier attack that saw scores killed and houses burnt, the state Governor, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, had imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the parts of Bassa LGA of the state close to Dong.

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