2019: Plateau APC lawmakers endorse Lalong

From Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
The 17 APC lawmakers in the Plateau State House of Assembly have passed a vote of confidence on Governor Simon Lalong, and urged him to recontest in 2019.
This followed a motion on adjournment presented at plenary by Hon Ibrahim Baba-Hassan, member representing Jos North-North constituency.
According to Hassan, the governor has done so well, hence the need for him to recontest so as to continue with the good works.
a�?We are happy and satisfied with the good works the governor is doing in our dear state.
a�?Therefore, we the seventeen APC members of this House are passing a vote of confidence on him and calling on him to recontest, come 2019,a�? he said.
Similarly, Majority Leader of the House, Hon Henry Yunkwap, said the governor has performed credibly in the area of equitable distribution of state resources.
He added that Lalong has delivered on the dividends of democracy through the five-pillar policy trust of his administration, hence should be allowed to run for the office again.
a�?His appointments into various offices is not lopsided but spread across board; all Local Governments in the state are carried along.
a�?He has introduced continuity in governance. He is continuing with all the uncompleted projects left behind by the past regime.
a�?So, we are calling on him, on behalf of our constituents, to recontest and continue with the good works,a�? he called.
On his part, Hon Yusuf Gagdi, said his constituents have mandated him to ask the governor to recontest in 2019.
a�?My people have not heard, but have also seen and touched the dividends of democracy under this regime.
a�?So, they are calling on the governor, to in the next thirty days, declare his aspiration for 2019,a�? Gagdi said.
However, the PDP members of the Assembly, led by the Minority Leader, Hon Daniel Dem, staged a walk out from the chamber.
The 24-member House has seventeen APC members and seven PDP members.

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