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PDP blasts Lalong over declaration of Friday for prayer, fasting

30 August 2016, 14:33

Jos - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has blasted the state governor, Simon Lalong over his declaration of every Friday of the week for prayer and fasting in government offices.

The party said the governor was elected as a governor and not a religious leader.

In a statement on Monday by the party’s state publicity secretary, John Akans, it said “The governor is sending wrong signals. He has abandoned his constitutional duties, and he is now taking up new roles as pastor/imam of Plateau.

Also read: Governor, minister clash in Plateau

“He is introducing religious worship in government offices to divert our people’s attention from his lack of vision and failures in administering the state, to worship in government offices.

“This is hypocrisy; the governor should be godly by leading by example especially in areas of transparency and accountability; and there will be good governance from where Plateau will develop.”

“He should not declare official sessions for prayers and fasting in government offices; instead, he should lead by utilizing the funds accruing to the state from various sources including the federal accounts, internal revenue base, and grants to meet the development aspirations of God’s children in Plateau,”

- News 24


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