the impounded truck of the ADP campaign team
By Jude Dangwam, Jos


A branded campaign van of Gen. Jon Temlong the Gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Plateau State was Monday seized by the Special military Task Force codename Operation Safe Heaven (OPSH) for playing campaign jingles.

The campaign train of the party was passing through the Sector 7 Headquarters checkpoint near Barkin-Ladi Local Government secretariat playing campaign jingles when it was impounded.
According to the driver of the van, Mr. Sale Ajiya, all checkpoint rules were complied with when he was seized, except the playing of the jingles which was a normal trend in the state. "I only arrived the checkpoint and the officer at the checkpoint said why I'm I playing campaign jingles and I told the officer the excuse me so that I can come down and stopped the music because he was stading by my door but he refused and ordered me to entre their compound, Oga's car was the one following me immediately."

The retired Army General, Temlong was visibly furious over the actions of the soldiers but was told it was an "Oder from above".

When contracted, the spokesperson of STF Major. Adam Umar said, "I was told that the driver was driving roughly at the checkpoint and was about hitting the soldier that was why the car was impounded.

"But as I am telling you, the car of Gen. Temlong has been released, they only had problem with the driver not Gen. Jon Telling," Umar said.