Lalong hails judgement as Tribunal sacks PDP’s Plateau South Senator

The former Governor of Plateau State who is a serving Minister for Labour and Employment, Simon Bako Lalong, has hailed the judgement of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos, dedicating his victory to God and the people of Plateau South Senatorial District.

The former governor in a statement made available to Tribune Online said the decision of the tribunal nullifying the earlier declaration of his opponent, Napoleon Bali of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and making him the winner is victory for democracy and justice. 

He commended the tribunal for painstakingly scrutinising his arguments and presentations of his party, the APC, which culminated in him being declared the duly elected Senator representing  Plateau South Senatorial District. 

The Labour Minister praised his supporters and leadership and members of the APC in Plateau State for remaining steadfast and remaining calm while awaiting the verdict of the tribunal. 

He urged them to continue to maintain peace as they celebrate, even if his opponent decides to appeal the judgement, which is his constitutionally guaranteed right.



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