- Godfrey Shitgrurum, a former confidant of Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, has declared his intention to take over the governor’s seat
- He explained that Lalong has failed to provide credible leadership in the state
- Shitgrurum claimed that he supported the governor to ensure he was elected in 2015
Godfrey Shitgrurum, a former confidant of Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, has reportedly declared his aspiration to run for the state governorship election on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Vanguard reports that Shitgrurum alleged that Lalong has failed in delivering democracy dividends to the populace.
It was learnt that Shitgurum, a seasoned international business tycoon may be fronting for Lalong based on the massive support he gave Lalong in 2015.
According to him, “Lalong has failed to provide credible leadership in the state and the anomaly must be corrected.
“I supported Governor Simon Lalong to ensure he was elected in 2015 to bring the desired development in the state, but he is lacking, I will actually take over to provide the needed leadership for the people at the grassroots.“
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the speaker of Plateau state House of Assembly, Joshua Madaki, on Wednesday, August 15, declared that President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong will emerge as winners in 2019 general elections.
Daily Trust reports that Madaki made this known while addressing the All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters during their solidarity rally for Ibrahim Baba Hassan, a member representing Jos north north constituency at the state House of Assembly.
According to him, "As far as Plateau state is concerned we don't have any political party apart from the All Progressive Congress, and we are ready to vote massively again for President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Lalong, we are happy with those defecting to other parties we don't know because they were a problem for us in APC."
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