- Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has reacted to his victory at the appeal court
- The appellate court on Friday, November 29, upheld his victory at the poll
- Lalong, however, said his victory was a validation of people’s will
Hours after the Court of Appeal sitting in Jos, Plateau state upheld his victory, Governor Simon Lalong has reacted to the verdict of the appellate court.
The Nation reports that the governor described his victory as validation of the will of the people of the state.
Legit.ng gathered that Lalong in a statement issued on Friday, November 29, by his director of press and public affairs, Simon Macham, said that the affirmation of his victory was yet another collective victory for the entire people of the state.
The governor 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,” he said.
He stated that he was ready to carry everyone in the state along.
Lalong called on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, retired General Jeremiah Useni to join hands with him in moving the state forward.
The governor appealed to the people to continue to support his administration towards leaving a lasting legacy in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the PDP suffered a huge defeat on Friday, November 29, as an appeal court ruled in favour of Governor Lalong.
It was reported that Justice Adumein Otisi, who led the judgement, threw out the appeal filed by PDP’s Jeremiah Useni for lacking merit. The appeal court also fined Useni the sum of N200,000 in favour of Lalong and the APC.
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