Former Plateau State Governor Jonah David Jang has quashed rumours of being invited by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses (ICPC).
Jang, now serving as a senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, said he was shocked to read in some newspapers that he may be declared wanted by ICPC if he continued to disregard its invitations.
Reacting through his media aide Clinton Garuba, Jang said he is confident of defending his eight-year tenure as governor of Plateau State and will not shy away if given the opportunity to do so, TheNation writes.
“The attention of the Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah Jang, has been drawn to publications saying the ICPC declared him wanted for allegedly refusing to honour its invitations. The development came as a rude shock since there has never been a time the commission invited him,” the statement read.
“Those who know the Senator would attest to his willingness, at all times, to give an account of his tenure as governor of Plateau State from 2007 to 2015.
“As an elder statesman, who has contributed to the progress, development, unity, and longevity of Nigeria, Senator Jang has nothing to hide throughout his outstanding years of service to the people of Plateau State and Nigeria.
“As a testament to his firm believe in the tenets of probity and accountability, the Senator is ready to visit the ICPC today, if he is properly invited.
“Meanwhile, we have instructed our lawyers to write to protest this sort of media trial.”