Groups cry out as Lalong’s gov’t refutes court order

Groups cry out as Lalong’s gov’t refutes court order

Pro democracy groups on the Plateau, Taroh Women and Concerned Youths from Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State have carried out peaceful demonstration in the locality, demanding for the reinstatement of Langtang North council chairman Hon. Joshua U Laven by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state.

The demonstration followed the refusal of the state government to allow Ubandoman Laven Joshua into his office despite the Justice Ishaku Kunda of the State High Court Judgement which ordered the reinstatement of Hon. Joshua U. Laven back to Office as Chairman of Langtang North LGA to complete his 3-year tenure in office.

Since the declarative judgement, the power that be In the state has refused to allow the substantive chairman into his office.

The two groups were said to have stormed the streets of Langtang North LGA simultaneously on Wednesday as early as 7. o’clock in the morning with all manners of inscription on banners, calling on Governor Lalong to obey the court order.

The groups dressed in black attires, urged Gov. Lalong as a lawyer, to obey the rule of law.

The banners read that in the rule of law we stand; Plateau State commissioner of Police do the needful; Taroh women say no to impunity and illegality among others.

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Speaking shortly after the procession to the Palace of the Ponzhi Tarok, the Divisional Police Station and the NSCDC Office in Langtang North LGA to registered their pains and grievances ,Mrs Grace Ponfa, one of the leaders of the women group, told newsmen that the reason for their peaceful procession because of the serious problems that is currently ravalging their land.

According to her, the women of Langtang North are crying and demanding for a total restoration of democratic order in the Council.

They argued that presently Langtang North LGA have no executive chairman to pilot the affairs of the council .

She pointed out that “We are all witnesses to the fact that at this moment that we speak, the Council have no chairman. This development has a negative consequences on the lives of the people of Langtang North LGA.

According to her “We all are pained that our wards and children who have needs for indigene forms or attestation letters for jobs can’t access it because of the reason that they can’t say who is exactly the executive Chairman of the Council.The deployment of stern looking security personnel at the Council secretariat is worrisome. Workers no longer go to the secretariat to work for fear of their lives which has equally retarded progress and development of the locality.”

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Similarly speaking on behalf of the concerned youths who joined the procession, Comrade Menaseh Telzing Nimkur, said they are pleading with the royal father the custodian of their culture to make hay when there is sunshine to appeal to the power that be to listen to their cry and pains with a view to provide lasting solution to the current political impasse and move the Council forward.

They further urged governor Simon Lalong, the State Commissioner of Police, NIO, Traditional Rulers and all critical stakeholders to as a matter of urgency intervene in the ongoing melee by ensuring that the rule of Law is adhered to and enforced as regards the declarative judgement delivered by Justice Ishaku Kunda of the Plateau State High Court which ordered the reinstatement of Hon. Joshua Laven as chairman of Langtang North LGA to complete his three years tenure .

Meanwhile, the acting Ponzhi Tarok and Ponzhi Zinni of the Divisional Police Officer DPO Langtang North LGA DSP Zingven Nankur in their separate response, commended both the women and youths group for not taking the law into their hands by embarking on peaceful procession to registered their displeasure over what is going on their LGA.

The duo, promised to channeled their complaints to the appropriate quarters and warned that they should not allow the procession to be hijacked by miscreants.

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