Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, on Friday formally opened up and rejected the proposal by the Federal Government for cattle colonies. He also described as “false, malicious and highly mischievous”, reports in the social media that he had carved out parts of Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Bokkos Local Government Areas for the creation of cattle colonies.
Lalong is said to be a strong ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and has never criticised his government or any of his wrong policies. Political pundits say his support for the President was a ploy to get favour and give him an automatic ticket for reelection in the 2019 governorship election.
Lalong in a Government House statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Dan Manjang, advised all peace-loving citizens of Plateau State to “discountenance such mischievous information” and gravitate towards issues of unity, rather than those that divide them.