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By Marie-Therese Nanlong
Jos – The management of Zenith Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, GTB, and Union Bank have been asked not to approve the N200million loan request, purportedly sent by the sacked Chairman of Langtang North local government area of Plateau State, Zulfa Rimven as he is an “impostor” and not the Council Chairman.
The Executive Chairman of the local government area, Joshua Ubandoma reminded the banks that courts of competent jurisdictions have sacked Rimven hence, no individual or corporate organization should have any transaction with him on behalf of the council as Rimven does not represent Langtang North.
It would be recalled that the Federal Court of Appeal, Jos division had on Friday, May 6th, 2022 upheld an earlier High court judgment which returned Ubandoma to the office to complete his tenure as the Executive Chairman of Langtang North Local Government Council.
However, Ubandoma is yet to be given access to the office but on Friday, he raised an alarm that it has come to his notice that Rimven was requesting the said loan hence, he asked the banks not to honour the request.
Ubandoma, according to a statement issued in Jos and signed by his Media Aide, Dogo Nanzip, noted the said loan process has received approval of the Langtang North Legislative arm and the State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and warned: “the management of Zenith Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank ( GTB), and Union Bank not to approve such loans or enter into any business deals on behalf of Langtang North Local Government Council with the said Mr. Zulfa Rimven as there are several court rulings ordering him to vacate office and stop parading himself as the Chairman of Langtang North Local Government.”
He maintained, “It is on record that the said Mr. Zulfa is not the Chairman of Langtang North Local Government Council, the Federal Court of Appeal Jos division has on Friday, May 6th, 2022 upheld a high court judgment which returned Hon. Ubandoma Joshua Laven to complete his tenure in office as the Executive Chairman of Langtang North Local Government Council. It is disheartening that where salaries of local government staff and teachers have not been paid for four months, the imposter wants to further impoverished the poor staff and pensioners.
“The people of Langtang North whose mandate is being robbed must be warned of the activities of the imposter chairman and be assured that the elected chairman Hon. Ubandoma Joshua Laven will not fold his arms and watch our common heritage and wealth of the people being looted by the impostor.”