From Agabus Pwanagba, Jos
Senator Jonah Jang has refuted a report by an online medium on Monday, February 12, 2018, where he alleged said that Hausa/Fulani would never rule Nigeria again.
Jang, who represents Plateau North Senatorial District in The National Assembly, said that the report came to him as a rude shock.
Through his Media Consultant, Mr.Clinton Garuba, Jang told journalists in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Wednesday that the publication by Zuma Times Hausa (online) dated 12th February, 2018, that he said that Hausa/Fulani would never rule Nigeria again was baseless.
He said: “The publication written in Hausa which has the trappings and coloration of mischief makers was clearly fabricated with the intention of pitting the Senator against a section of the country considering his firm position against national issues of discourse such as open grazing prohibition.
“The Hausa/Fulani like any ethnic group within Nigeria are qualified as citizens to aspire to hold any elective office, including the Presidency at any given time.
“Consequently, it is unthinkable to believe that anyone of the Senator’s standing would make such sweeping remarks. To put it plainly, only a mad man would say that Nigerians of Hausa/Fulani extraction would never rule Nigeria again in a democratic dispensation,” he said.
“In an attempt to damage Senator Jonah Jang’s reputation even more, the publication went further to link the phantom claims they associated with him, to an alleged mobilisation plot by Christian leaders in the country, where they admonished all Christians to register in preparation for the 2019 general elections.
“Instructively, it is worthy of note that the Senator is on record to have been engaged in crucial advocacy calling on all Nigerians of different tribes, religions, cultures, and traditions to register for the sole purpose of exercising their franchise.
“Does that sound like calling on only Christians to register? he querried.