By: Valentine Adese and Alfred Saiki,
Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has reiterated that past leaders of the state, who looted the state’s funds would vomit it through Legal means.
The Governor reiterated this stand of his administration on, while addressing All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Shendam, in Shendam Local Government Council (LGC) during the party’s local government congress today (Saturday).
The Governor reemphasized that the funds that were stolen were meant for public good and that whoever stole it must refund it.
"Last time I told you that those who think they stole Plateau State money and are running away with it will vomit it.
"The policy of the APC is that let's achieve something first before we continue with the war against corruption because, they were saying that we did nothing and we're hiding in the name of fighting corruption.
"Now that we have done enough, we cannot allow our money to be taken away.
"Those of them that have stolen our money will bring it back one by one. Nobody is above the law, If I steal today tomorrow I will be there.
"The resources are for the people and let nobody deceive you that President Muhammdu Buhari is witch-hunting anybody. Because, nobody is spared in the fight against corruption, APC members found wanting are also facing the law," he stated.
He explained that the APC Government would not allow the youths to follow the bad example of stealing public money .
Governor Lalong told the APC faithful that his administration has made agriculture its cardinal objective.
According to the Governor, “in no distant future, government would encourage everybody in the state to go into farming by the creating the enabling environment.”
The Governor appreciated and thanked the people of the state for the peaceful conduct of the APC congresses, which started at Ward level, last Saturday.
He said the peaceful nature was a testimony that there is peace in Plateau.
"There was consensus at the Ward level and there is consensus at the Local Government level today.
"Where you see consensus, it means peace has returned to the state because, if there is no peace there will be no consensus,".
Reports reaching REALITY indicates that the APC Electoral Committee for Shendam LGC was headed by the Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Peter Azi.
Azi, who was assisted by Pam Botmang, Commissioner for Works, through voice-vote, affirmed the consensus.
Mr. Mohammed Hamza was returned as APC Chairman for Shendam, alongside other officials.