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Mumuye group distances self from hate campaign against Taraba SSG


Mumuye group distances self from hate campaign against Taraba SSG

Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo

The National Mumuye cultural development association (NMCDA), has distance its self from a media campaign disparaging the Secretary to the State Government Anthony Jellason and calling for his removal.

In a press statement issued to journalists Wednesday in Jalingo and signed by the association’s acting national president, Mr. Foku Gaddas, the group called on governor Darius Ishaku and the people of the state to disregard the publication as no Mumuye man or group spoke to journalists in that regard.

“The attention of Mumuye leaders under the umbrella of National Mumuye cultural development association, (NMCDA) has been drawn to the purported media publication against the person of Hon. Anthony Jelason, the secretary to the Taraba state government (SSG).

“We as leaders and stakeholders of our dear Taraba state, are saddened with the blueprint newspaper’s publication of Sunday, 7/2/2021, inciting the Mumuye people against the person of Hon Anthony Jellason, calling for his removal as the state SSG.

“We want to state here very clear that Hon. Anthony Jellason as SSG, is not a Mumuye representative but a state servant who is part of the rescue drive of governor Darius Ishaku to ensure the overall development of Taraba state.

“We are calling on governor Darius Ishaku and the good people of Taraba state to disregard the publication as it is totally false, stage to cause unnecessary confusion and tannish the good name of the SSG and his position in the society.

“We want to point out here that the name mentioned in the publication (Mr. Monkey Bitako) as claimed by the reporter who he spoke to, is a forged name that doesn’t exist in the Mumuye tribe.

The Mumuye people are 100 per cent in support of governor Darius Ishaku’s administration, and we are fully behind Hon. Anthony Jellason to ensure the success of governor Ishaku.

“How can you say the SSG is not representing the Mumuye people when he is a state wide representative. Hon. Jellason has been striving hard for the progress of the Mumuye communities, we remember the role he played when there was ethnic crisis among few tribes in the state and now the warring communities are at peace.

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We want the reporter and his newsmakers to come out with their prove that the SSG has been a bundle of confusion, cheat and malice in the government of governor Darius Ishaku or retrack the publication within 7 days or face legal action from the Mumuye people.

We want to appeal to our dear son, Hon. Jellason not to be distracted as the reporter was only looking for cheap recognition, as no Mumuye man or group has at any forum gave him such information.

Mumuye group distances self from hate campaign against Taraba SSG

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