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CYPA Africa Iyama, congratulates Plateau governor-elect Mutfwang



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The Citizen Observers Hub Executive Director,  CYPA Africa, Amb. Chris Iyama has congratulated the Plateau State Governor-elect Barr. Caleb Mutfwang for winning the March 18 2023 governorship election in the State.

Iyama who said the victory signifies the wishes of the people as can be seen in the jubilation that greeted the victory all over the State, also called on Mutfwang not to betray the trust reposed on him.

He charged the governor elect not to be carried away by the sea of people thronging his residence to congratulate him as most of them are only sycophants who are only looking for favour.

The Cypa Africa Director who spoke in a statement sent to our correspondent on Tuesday also called on Mutfwang to include 30 percent of youths in his cabinet as they played a critical role in his emergence as governor-elect.

According to him: “We all rejoice with the photos and news of persons pouring  into your residence to congratulate you over your victory.  However, you must be mindful of the fact that most of those visiting at this point may just be praise-singers and sycophants who harbour future requests and favours.

“We urge you to be blind to praise-singers, deaf to sycophants while sourcing for the best brains into the right offices in your cabinet to facilitate delivery of the expectations of Plateau people. Indeed, the selection of personalities into your cabinet will be interpreted as a reflection of your intellectual prowess and resolution to implementation of governance philosophy and programmes.

“Secondly, we implore you to hit the ground running without delay in order to save time and attract the goodwill of the electorates. This proposition is drawn from the failures of previous administrations arising from delays in constitution of a cabinet and other key executive and administrative positions and thus, wasted time on internal politicking on who gets what, where the person came from, and the office to be occupied.

“Resultantly, it took months before the administration took off fully while the electorates waited in near-dwindling hopes. Time is of essence, hence you must begin implementing your blueprints for Plateau State from the first day you assume office to ensure that Plateau people do not experience the pains and frustrations the outgoing administration brought on the State for eight  years”, the statement reads in part.

Iyama says he looks forward to the bonds of brotherhood the Plateau people have once enjoyed, expressing confidence that the Governor-elect will do all in his powers to move the State forward.

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