by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Elders and stakeholders of the Gamai All Progressives Congress (APC) party have called on the people of Plateau State to set aside political, religious and ethnic differences in times like this so that together they can build Plateau of their dream.
The elders disclosed this in a press briefing on Thursday at the NUJ press center Jos, and urged the government to decisively invoke its powers as it continues to work in synergy with security agencies in protecting the lives and property of citizens.
The elders, who were led by their chairman, Miskoom Kevin Kwaplong, also called on government to ensure that the perpetrators of violence are brought to book towards averting future occurrences and urged the citizens to embrace peace, maintain vigilance and give support to government in its efforts to sustain peace, development and progress in the state.
He also commended the State Governor for his proactive and prompt responses to security issues, saying that their aim of the meeting was to review the recent security challenges in the state, within the context of their National and State implications, on the prevailing situation in the state.
According to Miskoom Kwaplong, “As elders of APC, we are here with a view to let people know and will always say the truth, and when things go wrong, we’ll say the truth.”
He noted that, “The youths have energy, but over use it,” and appealed to the youths to be careful not to take the State to the past and bring crises, and they should adhere to their elders’ advices.
The Gamai Elders Forum is from Shendam local government area of Plateau State, which is home to Governor Simon Lalong.