The Berom Political Frontiers, BPF, has called on Senator Istifanus Gyang to tender an “unreserved apology” to his kinsmen for allegedly pleading for forgiveness from the Hausa and Fulani communities for a crime allegedly committed by the Berom people in the state.
Addressing a press conference in Jos, the chairman and secretary of the group, David Choji and Pam Markus respectively, alleged that during the last Sallah celebrations, Senator Gyang at his residence in Jos had pleaded for forgiveness from the Hausa and Fulani communities in the state.
The group, therefore, advised Mr Gyang to refrain from speaking on their behalf as he did not represent their interest.
The group argued that since the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Organization, Abdullahi Bodejo, did not deem it fit to apologise to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State for the Fulani killings in the state, there was no need for Berom people to apologise to Hausa people for what they did not know of.
“We, as BPF members, want to also use this press briefing to call on Senator I. D. Gyang to refrain from representing the Berom people in such capacity and follow the basic principles of Democracy.
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“Even at that level, he should also realize that he is not the political leader of the Berom people,” Mr Choji said.
The group, therefore, called on the Senator to tender an unreserved apology to the Berom People and the entire Plateau people, saying that the forgiveness package which was allegedly meant to deceive the people has crumbled in the face of truth.
“Furthermore, we call on Senator I.D Gyang to tell the people of Plateau State what has gone wrong with the relationship between himself and former Governor Jonah Jang, his Boss.
“You are celebrating and touring around the state while your former Boss is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Plateau State High Court in Jos.
“We have been watching with keen interest the way the prosecution of the former governor by the EFCC is going and we have also been monitoring the loyalty of some of our kinsmen who served under his administration.
“We have observed that some, especially Sen. Gyang, has been acting less concerned,” they alleged.