Wednesday 22 February 2023

PLATEAU: 72 HOURS TO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Concerned Berom Youths Call On BYM President To Step aside, Accused Sen. I.D. Gyang of….

By: Alfred Saiki,

A group, the Concerned Berom Youths have called on the President of BYM, to step aside and join politics fully as he has deviated from the mandate of his office.


They made this call in a Press Statement made available to Reality Newspaper, signed by M. J. Samuel, saying BYM from inception has been apolitical.

the concerned group

“We are also concerned by the active involvement of the BYM President in amplifying the so call “endorsement” of the Labour Party Candidate.

“He has since abandoned his role of office and has taken the role of the Campaign Director General of the Labour Party Candidate. This is seen in his engagement with the stakeholders of Tudun Wada (Jishe) Communities on Sunday, 19/02/2023 where the BYM President openly announced to them that the Berom Nation have endorsed the candidate of the Labour Party.

“The BYM President has also taken the campaign to his CWC where he is making frantic efforts to compel them to endorse his preferred candidate. In a meeting of the CWC chaired by him on Monday, 20/02/23 at BECO Secretariat he practically tried to force members to endorse the Labour Party Candidate which was resisted by the majority.

“This act alone has desecrated the reputation of our organization, the BYM, which has remained apolitical over the years. We call on the BYM President to step aside and join politics fully since he has deviated from the mandate of his office.”

Mr. Samuel and others

The group went further to accuse Sen. I.D Gyang of being the invincible hand behind the recent developments.

“The relationship between the BYM President and Sen. I.D. Gyang whose Senior Legislative aide has declared support in Rim, Riyom LGA and many other places of the Labour Party Senatorial Candidate is an indication that Senator I.D Gyang is the invincible hand sponsoring the BYM President into this act of recklessness.” They alleged.

The group expressed dismay with the endorsement of candidates of certain political parties by BYM and Berom Ministers Forum (BEMFO), urging Berom Nation to vote for the candidates.

“The Concerned Berom Youths view with utter dismay the recent political developments that will eventually culminate into voting of next set of leaders in our country on February the 25th, 2023.”

“We appreciate the role of the Berom Ministers Forum (BEMFO) for consistently praying for our land and organizing the yearly WUSAL Berom which has gone a long way in advancing our spiritual growth.”

They called on Berom Youths to remain resolute and not to be intimidated and vote for candidates of their choice in the general election as they are aware that the BYM President is mobilizing thugs to intimidate the voters into voting his preferred candidate.

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