BY CHAMBERLAIN ODEY, JOS – The House of Representatives member representing Shendam/Mikang federal constituency, Hon. Alphonsus Komsol Longgap has explained that the enabling bill for the establishment of another Polytechnic in Zandi, Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State is different from the bill for the for the proposed federal polytechnic, Shendam.
Komsol, who made the clarification on the heels of a claim by some poorly informed members of his constituency who sought to misinform the public that he sold out on the Polytechnic project for Shendam, advised his critics and traducers to be calm and tread carefully.
The lawmaker reminisced that the bill and argument for the approval and establishment of a federal polytechnic in Shendam was begun by his predecessor in office, Hon John Bull Shekaru, adding that what he did upon assumption of office was to study the merits of the bill, and represent it for consideration and deliberation by the House.
Komsol therefore appealed to his constituents and the public to appreciate parliamentary culture and traditions, noting that a bill must routinely go through first and second reading, public hearing and third reading, other critical stages before transmission to the President to be assented to become law.
Noting that his detractors are desperate and groping for a reason on which to hinge their mischievous plans to initiate a recall, the lawmaker said the bill for the establishment of a Polytechnic in Shendam is safe and still very much a work in progress.
He said there is a difference between the bill sponsored by the member representing Jos South /Jos East, Hon Musa Baggos, and that for the establishment of another one in Shendam.
Komsol therefore called on his detractors to focus on his development projects and programmes, and articulate all his initiatives to uplift the people and the constituency.