No Discussion, Plan To Install Emir In Yelwa, Shendam LGA – Plateau State Govt. Says

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Plateau State Government has declared that there was never been any time that the idea of establishing an emirate council or install an emir in Yelwa, Shendam Local Government Area was contemplated or even discussed.

The government also stated the fake story circulating to that effect is to say the least, the imagination and machination of mischief makers aimed at throwing the State into the dark old days thereby drawing the hands of the clock backwards and making nonsense of the peace so far achieved since the coming of the rescue administration ably led by Governor Simon Bako Lalong.

Governor Simon Bako Lalong

These were contained in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Dan Manjang, stressing that “the Government hereby states categorically and unequivocally that such stories are unfounded and should be disregarded while at the same time condemns such behavior in its entirety”.

“In the light of the foregoing therefore, Government hereby warns such mischief makers to desist from their evil intentions as it will not take it kindly with anyone found to mastermind such retrogressive tendencies,” the spokesman to the Plateau Government said.

Manjang also said that Governor Lalong has directed security agencies to go after the mischief makers and ensure that there is no escalation of the breakdown of law and order in the area, Shendam Local Government and Plateau State as a whole.

The Commissioner explained that the statement by the Government followed some fake news circulating in some conventional and social media platforms alleging that there are plans by the State Government to establish an emirate council or install an emir in Yelwa, Shendam Local Government Area.

It noted that the fake new has led to tension mounting in the area and culminating in criminal elements pelting some prime buildings in Shendam town including the palace of the Long Gamai and looting some shops.

Manjang also said; “Government hereby beckons on the general public particularly residents of Shendam Local Government to be circumspect and go about their normal duties by disregarding such dangerous rumours and providing timely information to security agencies to enable them act swiftly.

“Government hereby advises the public to always cross check their facts from constituted authority and seek for dialogue rather taking the laws into their hands,” he said.

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