Plateau Governor Endorsed for 2023 Presidency? APC Leaders Meet, Intensify Lobby

Plateau Governor Endorsed for 2023 Presidency? APC Leaders Meet, Intensify Lobby

  • Some APC leaders are already pushing for Governor Lalong of Plateau state to contest the 2023 presidential election
  • The leaders who met in Jos, the Plateau state capital, said the governor was the man for the job following his achievements
  • While consultations across the nation continue, the full plan for their support and push for Lalong’s 2023 presidency will be revealed soon

Jos, Plateau state - Leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Plateau state have intensified their efforts to ensure Governor Simon Lalong contests the 2023 presidential election.

The Plateau APC leaders met in Jos on Sunday, November 7, to discuss the recent political crisis in the state and also sharpen their strategy ahead of 2023, Daily Trust reports.

Plateau Governor Lalong
APC leaders in Plateau believe Governor Lalong is undoubtedly presidential material. Photo credit: The Plateau State Governor’s Directorate Of Press
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They noted that the political turmoil has not degenerated into violence because the Plateau governor has been handling it effectively.

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Saleh Mandung Zazzaga, who spoke on behalf of the leaders, described Lalong as a candidate capable of taking the nation to a greater height following his achievements in managing crisis.

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Listing other things that make the Plateau governor the man for the job, Zazzaga said Lalong has been running an all-inclusive government.

He added that the way Lalong has been effectively leading the Northern Governors Forum as its chairman is impressive, Daily Independent reports.

Zazzaga praised Lalong some more, calling him a man with people’s interest and concern at heart. He said this is why the governor has continued with regular payment of salaries despite the harsh economic reality in the country.

Plan for Lalong’s 2023 presidency to be revealed soon

On the full plan for their support and push for Lalong’s 2023 presidency, Zazzaga disclosed that it will be revealed very soon.

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According to him, they are still making wide consultations across the nation.

Crisis in Plateau House of Assembly

The state House of Assembly has been embroiled in crisis following the recent impeachment of the speaker, Abok Ayuba.

Abok was impeached and replaced with Sanda Yakubu, who hails from the Pingana constituency of Bassa local government area of the state.

Sixteen out of the 24 members of the assembly had voted in favour of the impeachment at the plenary on Thursday, October 28.

Angry youths protest speaker’s impeachment

Angry youths in Plateau state on Monday morning, November 1, staged a protest against the impeachment of the speaker.

The young people in their numbers converged at the House as early as 4 am despite security presence around the assembly complex.


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