Plateau Governor reacts to victory at Supreme Court

Omolola Fadile 


The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong says the affirmation of his election victory by the supreme court has finally sealed and confirmed beyond further questioning the overwhelming mandate willingly bestowed on him by the people.

Governor Lalong, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, said all along he was never in doubt as to the validity of his mandate as he did not only campaign and engaged all stakeholders, but also delivered on his campaign promises during the first tenure which endeared the people to him.

“I again dedicate this victory to God and the people of Plateau State irrespective of their political, social, religious or ethnic affiliations. The highest court in the land has stamped the mandate I was given and this means that our administration is now clear of litigation distractions. The time now is for governance and actualisation of our next level agenda encapsulated in our 3 point vision of peace, security and good governance; Infrastructural development and sustainable economic rebirth,” he said.

The Governor again repeated his call to the opposition to join hands with him in developing the State and pursuing projects and programs that would promote lasting legacies for the people.

“I ask the people to intensify prayers for the peace and stability of the State which will enable rapid development to take place. I also want to  thank the Judiciary for their impartiality and contribution to consolidating democracy in the State and Nigeria as a whole,”  he added.



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