Header Ads Widget

Plateau voters will regret not voting Lalong – APC


The All Progressives Congress in Plateau State has said the people of Plateau South Senatorial District will leave to regret not electing Governor Simon Lalong into the National Assembly.

Lalong, who will be completing his second term in office as governor in May, was the APC candidate for Plateau South Senatorial District in last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

The governor lost his senatorial bid to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Napoleon Bali.

Bali, a retired military officer,  polled
148, 844  votes  to defeat Lalong, who polled 91, 674 votes

Decrying the action of the electorate, the Publicity Secretary of the Plateau APC, Sylvanus Namang, described Lalong’s defeat as the greatest mistake which the people had made in recent history.

Namang spoke in an interview with The PUNCH in Jos on Wednesday.

He said, “I think the people of Plateau South made the greatest mistake during last Saturdays's election when they failed to ensure that they elected the state government to the Senate. That thing they did(voting out Lalong), I’m sure they will regret it.

Do you know that if they had elected the governor to the National Assembly, he would probably have become the Senate Leader of the 10th Assembly given his pedigree as a high-ranking legislator? But they missed it when they allowed sentiment to dictate who they voted for. But we thank God that the governor’s efforts as the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council has paid off with the election of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as president.

Post a Comment


'; (function() { var dsq = document.createElement('script'); dsq.type = 'text/javascript'; dsq.async = true; dsq.src = '//' + disqus_shortname + '.disqus.com/embed.js'; (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(dsq); })();