The immediate past governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang has refuted the rumors making the rounds that he has been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC)
In a statement signed by his media aid Mr. Clinton Garuba and made available to our correspondent yesterday, Jang said,
“the attention of the Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial Zone in the National Assembly, Senator Jonah David Jang has been drawn to publications on some national dailies including the Vanguard news paper indicating that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) have declared him wanted for allegedly refusing to honour its invitations. The development came to the Senator as a rude shock considering the fact that there has never been a time the Commission invited him.
“All those who know the distinguished Senator would attest to his willingness at all times to give an account of his time in office as the Governor of Plateau State from 2007-2015. Just two months ago for instance, he was at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to honour an invitation that was extended to him by word of mouth. Certainly, a man who honoured that kind of invitation cannot be said to possess the character trait of the person the ICPC is alleging to have continued to evade its invitations.
“As an elder statesman who has contributed immeasurably to the progress, development, unity, and longevity of the Nigerian State, Senator Jonah David Jang has nothing to hide throughout his outstanding years of service to the people of Plateau State and Nigeria. As a testament to his firm believe in the tenets of probity and accountability, the Senator is ready to visit the ICPC today, if he is properly invited.
“Meanwhile, we have instructed our lawyers to write to protest this sort of media trial”, the statement reads.