By: Valentine Adese (JP) and Eunice Maina,
Members of the Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have described the constant imposition of Executive Orders any time the party wants to organize or conduct the state Chapter’s Congress in order to allegedly frustrate the party as “Bad Politics”.
The members, who expressed their grievances to REALITY Crew, said the recent resuscitation of Sanitation Exercise, though health in view of the spread of Covid-19, TB and other viruses or illnesses, the move was more political, to frustrate the planned State Congress of the party.
Mr. Sam Pam, in his opinion said, “This intervention of the state ruling party to frustrate the PDP never started today. You would recall that when the party also slated the Congress sometime ago, the same ruling party under Governor Simon Lalong used the slated date to enforce the sit at home order to control the spread of Covid-19 through an Executive Order.”
On the part of Timothy Ndam, “The Governor should know that, the none movement of PDP members up to 10am would frustrate the Congress, when considering the distances from each local government to Jos”.
You would recall that the Plateau State Government through a release, had resuscitated the monthly sanitation exercise, with the aim of fighting the spread of diseases in the state especially Covid-19 pandemic.
The Release signed by the Plateau State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Hon. Dan Manjang in part, reads:
“In the light of this, movement will be restricted between the hours of 7.00 and 10.00 a.m. All entry and exit points into and out of the state will be shut except for those on essential services.
“Parents and guardians are hereby advised to keep their wards in check and to come out en masse to clean their surroundings.
“Security agents and Mobile courts have been duly mobilized to apprehend and try offenders who fail to comply.
“This will be the routine every last Saturday of the month until further notice please”.
READ THE PRESS STATEMENT FROM PLATEAU STATE GOVERNMENT BELOW:-
MONTHLY ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION RESUSCITATED IN PLATEAU STATE
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has directed the immediate resuscitation of the monthly environmental sanitation.
By this directive, the exercise is to resume with effect from this Saturday, 29th August, 2020.
By this notice, citizens are hereby enjoined to come out and clean their surroundings.
In addition to their interior, emphasis should be placed on the cutting down of grasses and clearing of drainages around their homes and business premises.
Government took this action in the best interest of the health and safety of its citizens and in realization of the unacceptable sanitary conditions of some areas in the State, which pose serious danger to their wellbeing.
In the light of this, movement will be restricted between the hours of 7.00 and 10.00 a.m. All entry and exit points into and out of the state will be shut except for those on essential services.
Parents and guardians are hereby advised to keep their wards in check and to come out en masse to clean their surroundings.
Security agents and Mobile courts have been duly mobilized to apprehend and try offenders who fail to comply.
This will be the routine every last Saturday of the month until further notice please.
Information and Communication,
Thursday 27th August, 2020.