Gov. Lalong congratulates winners of Plateau by-elections

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Gov. Lalong

By Martha Agas

Governor Simon Lalong has congratulated winners of the just-concluded bye-elections in the state and commended residents for their peaceful conduct of the exercise.

The message was conveyed in a statement issued on Sunday by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham in Jos.

The by-election for the Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency was won by Mr Musa Agah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Pankshin South state constituency by-election was won by Chief Ezra Dakup of the All Progressives Congress Party.

Lalong also appreciated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for transparently conducting the exercise, and ensuring a level playing ground for candidates in all parties to participate in the elections.

He particularly thanked the security agencies in the state for maintaining neutrality and supporting INEC in its discharge of duties.

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According to him, the success reinforced the dividends of the peace initiatives his administration since its inception had been striving to build.

He thanked other stakeholders for the success of the polls and urged the winners to discharge their duties diligently with fairness irrespective of religious, political and ethnic affiliations.

“You should work hard to serve the people honestly and diligently irrespective of their affiliations of the tribe, religion, political party and other considerations.

“Having been elected, the biggest focus should be on how to improve the lives of the people and work for a greater Plateau.

“With the elections over, it is now time for governance which requires unity, dedication and sacrifice,” he said.

Meanwhile, he assured them of his support and cooperation in their discharge of their responsibilities while urging them to begin their duties as soon as they are sworn in.


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