It is said that one’s enemies will be the relatives of one’s house. Nigeria’s Plateau Politicians have proven to be enemies against Governor Caleb Muftwang who was against all odds, sworn-in on May 29th, 2023 as the Governor of the State.
Winning a landslide victory during the February 25th 2023 elections, Governor Muftwang who won under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), came under serious criticism by some aggrieved politicians in the State, first from the opposition political party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), and secondly, from a faction of the PDP who has been fighting their own party as a result of a fallout during the last party State Congress that brought the current PDP exco into office.
Both the APC and faction of the PDP are relying on the court (Election Tribunal), to upturn the victory of Governor Muftwang, but that hope seems to be fading away with the outcome of the verdict of some recent Tribunal cases for the National Assembly which has proven that the PDP current exco is deeply rooted to conduct primaries into various political elective offices.
Well, these same group of Plateau politicians, have also taken to the social media to criticise the Governor for under performance as he attains 100 Days In Office.
Is 100 days enough to assess a Governor’s performance in office?
Who brought this yardstick for measurement that has become a norm in our political history?
Anyways, going by their assessment, let’s have a peep into some of the achievements of this new Governor who opposition politicians and factionalised party members have not allowed to rest since assuming office.
According to one of the publications of the Governor he said: “This journey we’ve embarked upon has been filled with dedication, determination, and a shared vision for a brighter future.
“In these 100 days, we’ve witnessed the power of unity, resilience, and innovation. We have faced obstacles head-on and celebrated triumphs together. It’s a testament to the strength of our community and the unwavering commitment to our goals.
“Today is not just about looking back; it’s about looking forward with hope and anticipation. The challenges ahead may be great, but our resolve is even greater. We must remain steadfast in our pursuit of progress and our dedication to making a positive impact.
“As we celebrate this 100-day mark, let us do so with a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to making the next 100 days even more remarkable.
“Together, we can achieve greatness, and together, we can shape a better future for all”, he said.
Also, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, Mr. Gyang Bere, said that for the past 100 days, the Governor has focused on insecurity which the State has grappled with for over two decades.
Bere said without security there can be no meaningful development in the State or in any society for that matter.
According to him: “Insecurity was the number one problem confronting the State when Governor Mutfwang assumed office. Thus, only two days after his swearing-in, he visited Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Riyom and Mangu local government areas. That visit gave hope and confidence to the already despondent women and children who were abandoned for years in the IDP camps and he reassured them of the commitment of his administration to address their plights.
“Plateau citizens and indeed the entire country still recall the massacre of more than 100 people that took place in some parts of Mangu Local Government Area on May 15, 2023. Others have since followed in Heipang and Kwi, among others.
“The governor did not mince words about this ugly state of affairs when he assumed office.
“During his inauguration, he put these attacks in proper perspective and outlined the direction his government would take in bringing them to a definite end: “It is an undeniable fact that much blood has been shed on the Plateau for close to two decades”, he said.
However, despite the opposition criticism from the APC and faction of the PDP, the influence of Governor Muftwang has continued to soar in Plateau and beyond.
He is gaining more momentum against the tribulations even without the support of the faction of the party.
As the governor of the State, Muftwang has always done his best to protect the interests of his people. One thing that he has not done, however, is protecting the interests of some thieves and robbers in the guise of fellow politicians.
And these politicians are among those who have ganged up against him, hoping to seize his gubernatorial mandate and to pave the way for a puppet they would control.
But that will not work going by the recent judgement emanating from the Tribunal, which is causing the hearts of many to flip, especially because it seems that Muftwang is running alone, even without the help of some PDP heavyweights who are now working with the APC to bring him down, our correspondent reports.