- Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, has declared his intention to contest the governorship election in 2019
- Lalong announced his decision, after the member representing Jos south/Jos east Federal constituency, Hon. Edward Pwajok, moved a motion to compel the governor to declare
- The governor had yielded to pressure from people of the state and other stakeholders to re-contest
Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong on Friday, April 13, announced his intention to run for a second term as governor in 2019 following pressure from citizens of the state, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Lalong declared his intention to contest after Edward Pwajok, representing Jos south/Jos east Federal constituency moved a motion to compel the Governor to declare.
The declaration was made at the All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders meeting held at Yelwa Club in Jos, Plateau State.
Yakubu Dati, the commissioner for information and communication in a statement said the motion was seconded unanimously.
The commissioner added that the governor had yielded to pressure from people of Plateau state and other stakeholders to re-contest the governorship seat.
Dati said the meeting chaired by the APC Chairman, Latep Dabang had in attendance, the entire party leadership in the state, the deputy governor and members of the State Executive Council.
Others include the Hon. Speaker and members of the Plateau State House of Assembly as well as members of the National Assembly.
Sati Tanko, a special adviser to Governor Lalong, said that the governor had also briefed the stakeholders on the report of his committee adding that, "he told stakeholders that his committee settled for fresh congresses to avoid a legal lacoona that may later on affect the party negatively."
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the technical committee on All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) tenure elongation submitted its report on Friday, April 6.
Giving the document to the party´s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in Abuja, the committee’s Chairman, Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, urged the party leadership to painstakingly study the recommendations.
Lalong said that if the recommendations were accepted and implemented, the leadership logjam in the party would “become a thing of the past’’.
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