Thursday, 29 October 2015

Gov Lalong Vows Not To Sleep Until Jang Loses Senatorial Seat

Despite the affirmation of his election by the Election Petition Tribunal, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state is still disconcerted.

This comes on the heels of report that the governor is determined to reclaim the mandate he said was stolen by his predecessor, Jonah Jang, who is now the Senator of the Plateau North senatorial district, Premium Times reports.

Speaking in Jos while addressing party supporters on Wednesday, October 29, Lalong urged his predecessor, Senator Jonah Jang not to be too comfortable as a senator, adding that the All Progressives Congress (APC ) would not relent in its effort to reclaim the seat at the Appeal Court.

Lalong said: “Despite that tribunal has affirmed my victory, I will not go to sleep until we reclaim our mandate that was stolen by PDP at the Plateau northern senatorial district.

“We are in court because we are confident that we won the election and we would ensure that our mandate is given to us.

“I am not surprised at my victory at the tribunal, because we won the elections.

“The APC administration in the state is on a rescue mission and we would proffer solutions to the myriad of problems in the state. That is why we are calling on the opposition to come and work with me in the interest of the state. With this victory, I can now settle down to work for the people of Plateau State, who gave me their trust and mandate to pilot the affairs of the state to a greater height.

“I want to tell you people that not many people will be appointed to work in this administration. But I assure you, all citizens must f​eel the impact of my administration; ours is an all-inclusive government.”

The election petition tribunal, last month upheld Jang’s election at the March 28, elections.

Jang, of the PDP was declared winner of the Plateau North senatorial elections after supposedly polling more votes to defeat the APC candidate, Eunice Sambo.

The APC however filed an appeal, challenging the decision of the tribunal.