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Plateau Gov-Elect’ll Protect Non Indigenes, Says Eze Igbo

The Eze Igbo, in Plateau State, Chief Prof J.E.C Obilom, has expressed confidence the in- coming administration of the Governor-Elect, Mr.

Simon Lalong, stating that one of the cardinal manifestoes of the Governor-elect was to protect every tribe state.


Obilom made his position known, when Lalong was on a courtesy visit to his palace to seek his blessings in the just concluded governorship

Elections. Then, Lalong promised to address the issues that had caused some crisis in the state, since 2001, with a high number of Igbo victims.


Obilom told the Daily Times that he was dissatisfied with the Jang administration, stating that the Igbo in Plateau State had suffered wanton killings from all the crises that had engulfed the state, even though they had nothing to do with them, as they were based on issues between the Jang administration and the Hausa-Fulani people.

Obilom was said to have said that the Plateau State Government had actually done nothing to ameliorate the sufferings of the Igbo people, who had been victims of recent Jos crises. He noted that the Igbo had contributed to the economic development of the state, and for which the government should see the Igbo community as a partner in progress.


Daily Times gathered that the relationship between the Eze Igbo and the present administration in Plateau State could have been a lot cordial had it accorded the thrown of Eze Igbo its due recognition in the political and economic affairs of the state.

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