The Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong says the affirmation of his election victory by the Supreme Court has finally sealed and confirmed beyond further questioning, the overwhelming mandate willingly bestowed on him by the good people of Plateau State.
The governor was quoted to have said this in a statement signed by the Director of Press &Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, Dr. Makut Simon Macham ANIPR.
According to the statement, the governor said all along, he was never in doubt as to the validity of his mandate as he did not only campaign and engage all stakeholders, but also delivered on his campaign promises during the first tenure which he said had endeared the people to him.
“I again dedicate this victory to God and the people of Plateau State irrespective of their political, social, religious or ethnic affiliations. The highest court in the land has stamped the mandate I was given and this means that our administration is now clear of litigation distractions,” he said.
“The time now is for governance and actualisation of our next-level agenda encapsulated in our 3-point vision of peace, security and good governance; Infrastructural development and sustainable economic rebirth”.
Speaking further, Lalong reiterated his call to the opposition to join hands with him in developing the state and pursuing projects and programs that will promote lasting legacies for the people.
He also asked the people to intensify prayers for the peace and stability of the state which he says he believes will enable rapid development to take place.
Lalong also thanked the judiciary for their impartiality and contribution to consolidating democracy in the State and Nigeria as a whole.