Lalong’s probe of Jang, an exercise in futility – PDP Chieftain


Chief Alexander Mwolwus, Plateau PDP Chieftain, on Friday said the Commission of Inquiry set up by Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau to probe his predecessor amounted to an exercise in futility.
Lalaong had on Thursday inaugurated the commission set up about two months ago in Jos to probe the activities of former Gov. Jonah Jang administration from May 2007 – May 2015.
The six-man commission is being chaired by Justice Stephen Adah, with Alhaji Sani Yahaya as Secretary.
But Mwolwus, who was Special Adviser to Jang on Political Matters, told newsmen in Jos that Jang, his commissioners and aides were not afraid of the commission.
“My worry is that the setting up of the commission in the first place was of no need, for it is just a waste of public funds for such commissions had never in the history of Plateau yielded any result.
“The Public funds, which are supposed to be used to augment the education, health and construction of good roads for the citizens are going to be wasted on this commission.’’
Mwolwus said: “If anyone thinks that somebody’s image is going to be dented by setting up and inaugurating that commission, then he or she is making a big mistake.’’ According to the PDP chieftain, Nigeria and Plateau have witnessed this kind of inquiry but nothing has come out of them.
“Buhari, in 1983 tried it by throwing some politicians like late Solomon Lar and Jim Nwobodo in prison, but President Babangida later set them free; Dariye inquired into the activities of former military administrators and discarded it at the end.
“Even Jang himself, when he came on board as Governor of the state, inquired of Dariye’s activities, it went to court and the matter was thrown out; so I don’t see any difference with what Lalong is doing now.”
“The report of this commission will also go to court and it will not survive there because it shall be strongly contested, ’’ he explained.
He said that he thought Lalong had come to unite the citizens of the state, but the setting up of the commission would not help matters because it would generate some tension and crises.
Responding, Alhaji Mohammed Nazif, the state Commissioner for Information, described Mwolwus’ claim as false and uncalled for as the commission was to help put the record straight and get some money back from looters.
Nazif said the government meant business and that it would complete the assignment before the end of Lalong’s tenure.
“I believe that it will yield good dividends for the state,’’ Nazif said.


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