Monday 20 December 2021


By: Valentine Adese (JP), and Paul Naomi,

Plateau State, its residents and indigenous people, may have started preparing for the celebration of the 2021 Christmas and preparing to welcome the New Year, 2022, but there are many issues that may rollover with the coming year, as they remained unresolved in 2021.

The cases before the Plateau State High Court and the Court of Appeal Jos Division, arising from various political issues such as, intraparty and interparty despites across most political parties may be some of the issues that are expected to roll over from 2021 to 2022.

First, the case between the Federal Government against Sen. Jonah David Jang, been prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the Plateau State High Court, is expected to roll over to 2022 since, there was no end in sight to the case in 2021. For the whole of 2021, the case has remained at the prosecution stage and the calling of witnesses by the EFCC.

2022 would therefore see E. G. Pwajok (SAN) Counsel to Sen. Jang, still battling the legal issues again, against Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), Counsel to the EFCC.

Secondly, the alleged impeachment of the Plateau State House of Assembly would also be a rollover to 2021, as the parties failed to settle the issues politically.

With members of the House bringing the matter before the Plateau State High Court, there strong reasons that 2021 could not accommodate it hence, 2022 would be its rollover year for settlement as the matter is already fixed for 31st January, 2022. REALITY gathered.

On the issue of the Plateau State House of Assembly leadership tussle, the appearance of Pwajok (SAN) in the matter at the State High Court is much expected as he turns out to the Counsel to the Claimants.

The Local Government Elections in Plateau State conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) is yet from over in 2021, as the matter before the Court of Appeal Jos Division is fixed for definite hearing next year, 2022.

The implementation of the Judgment concerning Langtang North Local Government Council on the issue of the said election may also cross over, as the implementers (Governor and Security) and the judgment creditor are yet to reach a compromise.

Ongoing Projects  at the Plateau State High Court been constructed by the State Government under the leadership of Governor Simon Bako Lalong, would have to see their completion in 2022, as there are only 11 days left in 2021.

The rollovers of these projects among others in the state would receive their ceremonial unveiling in 2022.

The vacant seat at the National Assembly which is yet to be filled (Jos-North/Bassa Fed. Constituency of Plateau State), may see the light in 2022, as INEC made no significant move in 2021.


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