Buhari’s minister, Dalung vowed to ensure APC’s defeat in Plateau – CSOs claim


Independent civil society organisations under the auspices of the Coalition for Monitoring Good Governance and Assessment in Nigeria, COMGAN, have claimed that the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung told those close to him that he would work for the defeat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Plateau state.

This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Executive Director/ National President of COMGAN, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, who lamented that some persons are playing politics with achievements so far recorded in Plateau state by seeking to create the impression that there is nothing that has been done by the Simon Lalong-led government.

Recall that after the chairman of Plateau state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Latep Dabang accused the minister of working against the party in the state, the minister thanked him for allegedly describing him as a lunatic.


Dalung had accused the Plateau state government of mismanaging over $2 billion loan collected, and of lying about the state of security in the state. His words, “Where is the $2 billion loan collected from African Development Bank for potatoes processing factory payable in 25 years? Where is the factory located? Or where is the money kept and whose account? Why did the state government keep the issue of the loan secret?”

Speaking on Sunday, COMGAN pointed out that Dalung is threatening the peace of Plateau state and that of Nigeria as whole, stressing that he would be held liable for any breach of the peace arising from his attempt to provoke violence by instigating people.

“The impetus for Dalung’s action may not be unconnected with the promise he reportedly made to his inner circle to ensure that the All Progressives Congress, APC, loses election in Plateau state because of his humiliation at the last general elections. He has every right to seek political outcomes that suit his desire but his lack of fair assessment on what the state government has achieved is condemnable,” the coalition said.


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