What Gov Lalong said about Appeal court victory

PLATEAU, Nigeria – Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has described his victory at the Appeal Court as validation of the will of the people.


Court of Appeal, Jos Division on Friday, upheld the election of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State. Read it here.

The appellate court had dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Senator Jeremiah Useni who was challenging Lalong’s victory.

Reacting, Lalong in a statement on Friday by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Simon Macham said that the affirmation of his victory was yet another collective victory for the entire people of the state.

He said that he was not surprised by the court’s verdict as he never doubted the validity of the people’s mandate reposed in him and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“This is not a victory for me but for the entire people of Plateau who have demonstrated faith in our rescue mission.

“Like I have repeatedly said, I am governor for everyone irrespective of party, tribe, religious or any other affiliations,” NAN quoted him as saying.

He stated that he was ready to carry everyone in the state along.

Lalong further called on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, retired Gen. Jeremiah Useni to join hands with him in moving the state forward.

The governor appealed to the people to continue to support his adminstration towards leaving a lasting legacy in the state.

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