Former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated Governor Caleb Mutfwang over his victory at the Supreme Court, saying the final decision of the apex court provides the opportunity for him and all politicians to work for a united, prosperous and inclusive Plateau.
Lalong said the long legal hurdles leading to the decision of the Supreme Court is part of the democratic process that should be cherished irrespective of the outcome as it has afforded all players the opportunity to ventilate and seek redress through courts as provided under the law.
He said the verdict of the Supreme Court means an end to litigation and time for governance which the Governor should now utilise to concentrate and deliver to the people of Plateau State.
The Judiciary according to him has done its duty according to the constitution and democratic practice which is binding on all parties that submitted themselves to it.
The former Minister of Labour and Employment urged Governor Mutfwang to embrace all sections of the State in delivering good governance and dividends of democracy to the people.
Similarly, Senator Lalong has commended the Candidate of the APC Dr Nentawe Yilwatda for his doggedness, maturity and resilience in the political journey that saw him going all the way to the highest court in the land.
He said the performance of the APC Candidate and the exemplary conduct of members of the party who fought doggedly within the confines of democratic tenets shows their capacity to continue to put the interest of the people above personal ambitions.
Lalong urged the APC family not to be deterred but remain focused on building the party for continues service to the people.
The former Governor used the opportunity to appeal to all citizens to close ranks and shun all divisive rhetoric because the interest of Plateau remains paramount.
Meanwhile, Senator Lalong has appreciated President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima for their support to the APC family in Plateau State and the nation at large as well as commitment to the growth of democracy in the Nigeria.
He said as leaders with lofty democratic credentials, they continue to give leadership to not only their political party elected officials, but also guarantee a level playing field for all political actors and their supporters to work towards building a greater Nigeria.
Dr. Makut Simon Macham
Special Adviser (Media) to Senator Simon Bako Lalong, Plateau South Senatorial District.
12th January 2024