- Governor Simon Lalong has been endorsed for second term in Plateau state
- Lalong was endorsed by unanimous vote from APC delegates during the state primary
- The Plateau state's APC chairman maintained that Lalong had done well enough to be affirmed
Delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau state have on Sunday, September 30, affirmed Governor Simon Lalong as the party’s flag bearer to contest in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
The delegates who unanimously affirmed Lalong as the party’s sole candidate, said he had done well and should be allowed to continue the good works he had started in the state.
Joshua Madaki, the speaker of the State House of Assembly, who moved the motion for the endorsement, added that the governor deserved a second chance.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the motion was seconded by Mrs Paulen Tallen, a one-time deputy governor of the state.
Speaking after the exercise ,Lalong appreciated the delegates for the confidence reposed in him, adding that he would initiate and promote programmes that would improve the quality of life of the people of the state.
Latep Dabang, the state’s APC chairman,commended the delegates for conducting themselves peaceful during the exercise .
Dabang maintained that Lalong had done well enough to be affirmed and urged the people of the state to vote for the party come 2019 to enable it to consolidate it’s achievements.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the former EFCC boss, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, withdrew from ongoing governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa.
Ribadu, Mahmood Halilu and incumbent Gov. Muhammadu Bindow were cleared to contest in the Sunday primaries.
A statement by the Director General of Ribadu Campaign Organization, Mallam Salihu Bawuro, said Ribadu withdrew based on the mode of primaries.
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