Former Plateau State governor and the senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah Jang, is to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today.
Jang who is also the vice chairman Senate Committee on National Security made this known in a press statement signed by his senior legislative aide, Barr. Olivia Dazyam and made available to newsmen in Jos, the Plateau State capital, yesterday.
He said that Jang feels a point of duty to inform his teeming supporters and constituents of the Plateau North senatorial district of Plateau State of his invitation by the EFCC.
He said: “This has become necessary owing to the fact that Senator Jang owes it a duty, having meritoriously served as governor of Plateau State for eight years to clear any grey areas that may need further clarification in the course of his stewardship.”
He noted that as a two-time military governor and a democratically elected governor for two terms of four years each, Senator Jang will not create any encumbrances in order not to appear before the EFCC to give account of his actions while in office, which he executed to the best of his ability and in the best interest of the Plateau people.
“The senator took oath of office to defend the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that is what he did as a governor and is continuing to do as senator.”
“Let no one therefore misinform the public and especially the people of Northern Plateau with contrived stories; the truth remains, Sen. Jang has received an invitation from the EFCC to give further explanations to some perceived grey areas for which former appointees of the governor have been severally invited to the EFCC without any evidence to back the spurious claims and allegations by some petitioners; an invitation he is going to honour today Thursday, 14th January, 2016”, he added.
According to the aide, Sen. Jang called on his constituents and all supporters to remain calm and ignore any frivolous stories that may be told about his visit to the EFCC.