- Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the poll in the state
- Lalong said that he was voted again to move the state to greater heights within the next four years
- The governor-elect promised to discharge his duties as the leader of the state diligently and selflessly
Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who retained his office after Saturday’s supplementary polls, is seeking the support of Plateau residents to deliver the dividends of democracy to them.
The governor was declared the winner of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, March 23, in Jos.
He said the support of Plateau people and political stakeholders would ensure the success of his mandate to develop the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“I am humble, I was voted again to serve Plateau for another tenure to move it to greater heights. We need unity and peace to move this state to the next level.
”Core values of team spirit, mutual respect and tolerance are required for sustainable peace and a good working relationship in the state and I promise to discharge my duties diligently and selflessly,“ he said.
Lalong commended INEC, security agencies, the media and voters for the peaceful and successful rerun elections in the State, saying it was one of the most peaceful nationwide.
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He was declared the winner with 595,582 votes after beating his close rival, Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 546,813 votes.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lalong had been declared winner of the rerun gubernatorial election in the state.
Lalong gathered 595,582 votes to win, with his closest rival, Jeremiah Useni, a retired Army General who was the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), polling 546,813 votes.
Prof Richard Kimbir, the Returning Officer, presented the result on Sunday in Jos on behalf of INEC in Plateau.
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