By: Isaac Shobayo – Jos
The All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial Campaign Council in Plateau State has described the recent attack on the person of the President of the Court of Appeals, Justice Monica Dongban Mensem as uncharitable and wicked.
A spokesman for the campaign council, Shittu Bamaiyi, stated in a statement that it is quite unfortunate that the PDP, out of desperation and fear, could come out shamelessly and begin to blackmail and intimidate a revered and reputable jurist just to save its face.
Shittu noted that for the PDP to implore the use of gutter and uncouth language against the President of the Court of Appeal for just no reason is, to say the least, barbaric and uncultured.
He pointed out that no decent person, especially those from Plateau could allow such an illustrious daughter of the state, who through dint of hard work meritoriously earned the office of President Court of Appeal, to be ridiculed no matter the circumstances.
Shittu remarked that it is not surprising for the PDP to accuse Justice Dongban and Governor Simon Lalong of imaginary interference and manipulation of the election tribunals since the party’s stock in trade is malicious propaganda, character assassination, and blackmail.
He questioned why the PDP should be living in fear if it truly won the governorship election in the state, pointing out that it is the guilty that are always afraid, even of their own shadow.
Shittu described it as an afterthought and a damage control effort by the Caleb Mutfwang campaign council, distancing itself from the sponsored and orchestrated campaign of calumny against the person of Honourable Justice Dongban.
The council spokesman said that the APC and its governorship candidate, Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda, hold the judiciary in high esteem and would resist any attempt to denigrate or ridicule it since it serves as one of the bastions of democracy.
Shittu warned the PDP to desist from further causing unnecessary tension and anxiety in the state, especially when the people are aware of what truly transpired during the governorship election.
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