Governor-elect Mutfwang Vows To End Killings In Plateau

In preparation for the upcoming May 29 transition, Barrister Caleb Mutfwang, who is set to become the Governor of Plateau State, has conveyed his determination to address the issues of insecurity, frequent incidents of violence, and various other challenges faced by the state.

In response to the recent wave of killings in Plateau State, Mutfwang acknowledged during an interview on Channels Television, that the road ahead for his administration is an arduous one.

However, he remains resolute in his commitment to eradicate insecurity and senseless acts of violence.

He said, “Unfortunately, sadly enough it is my local government. The people that have been killed are my people even though everybody on the Plateau are my people. Certainly, we knew all along that this was not going to be a walk in the park, this was not going to be an easy task and by the grace of God we are determined.

“One of the things we promised our people when we were campaigning was that we are going to demonstrate leadership and by that we are going to take some very tough decisions. We are going to look into the issues very dispassionately and we are going to confront the issues and come up with solutions.

“Of course, I do not have the magic wand and by the grace of God, together with the people we are going to think through our issues and come up with home grown solutions that confront us. We are going to give leadership, we are going to show the people that we have the political will to take the decisions that are necessary to take the state forward.”

Speaking on what and who could be responsible for killings in the state, he said; “It would be an injustice to the people who were killed to call it a clash or a reprisal. I want to address it from the criminal angle of it. One of the things we promised our people is that we are going to be strong on the rule of law. It doesn’t matter who commits crime irrespective of where you belong, we will have to deal with it headlong.”

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