By: Valentine Adese,
Records of Plateau State in the last three and a half years, present more of gloominess than happiness, as more deaths and killings are been recorded than developmental issues.
Just yesterday, the happiness of most youths in the state was griped and arrested into the prison of sorrow, with the sad news of the death of late Emmanuel Samuel Nanle, the Director of Press and Public Affairs (DOPA), to the Plateau State Governor, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, filtering into the state last night.
Apart from bringing out the shock pimples in his friends and associates, it brought out the third reason of counting their losses of death within the past three and half years of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
You would recall that, apart from the killings in the state that has statistically registered over 300 deaths, many others have died in the administration of Governor Lalong within this period under review.
A fine legal luminary like, late Barr. Gambo Hawaja, who was the Deputy Chief of State of the APC administration led by Governor Lalong died.
A serving Commissioner, Hon. Arc. Sam Galadima, who before his death, was the Commissioner for the State Urban Development, died.
A renowned chieftain of the APC, late Sen. John Shagaya died in still a mysterious accident within the period.
Late Wumen Bako Tsenba, the younger brother to the sitting Governor, whom, many had believed was the defacto governor in the state, also died. This also included one of the Bakos who was given low key burial in Shendam Local Government.
At the Judiciary level, apart from some lawyers the death of a former Chief Judge of the state, Lazarus Dakyen made headlines within the period under review.
You would also recall that Plateau also lost, Late Longji (M.C. Longs), one of its finest comedians to death during the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration, then led by Sen. Jonah David Jang.
TO BE CONTINUED….