By Zainab Oyekan, Jos.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau say that the people of the state and Nigerians at large will vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) again because of its achievements in the area of peace, development and justice.
Lalong, who is the Director-General of APC Presidential Campaign Council, said this at the Bit Pol Cultural Festival on Monday in his village, N’yak, Shendam Local Government Area, organized to usher in the New Year.
He said that APC, under his “rescue administration”, had done a lot to restore peace to Plateau State and address previous acts of injustice, exclusion and division.
He cited the restoration of traditional stools and creation of new ones as a very important step taken by his government to emancipate the people and give them a sense of belonging in the affairs of the state.
Lalong said that such actions and the creation of the Peace Building Agency and the opening of room for dialogue, understanding and unity, had made it possible for people to seek common grounds and stand against division and unpatriotic conduct.
While thanking his people for always supporting him and voting for the APC, the governor said that he was sure that such support would manifest in the polls, while voting to elect Chief Bola Tinubu as President, as well as Dr Nentawe Yilwatda as Governor of Plateau State, to succeed him.
He said as the director-general the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council, he could guarantee that Tinubu and Nentawe would do justice to all Nigerians, irrespective of their backgrounds.
The Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Rep. Idris Wase, said that the people of Nyak should be very proud to have produced an illustrious son like Gov. Lalong who was humble, patriotic and honest.
He said that Lalong knew the road to victory and success and deserved to be supported by not only his kinsmen but the people of Plateau State, as he had the connections and capacity to protect their interests in national politics.
The APC gubernatorial candidate, Yilwatda, while assuring the people of Nyak, said yjay he would continue with the legacies of Gov Lalong and ensure that peace and stability persisted on the Plateau.
Nentawe said that he would continue to support the Bit Pol Cultural Festival as well as make sure that the people of Plateau were more united and prosperous.
Plateau State ALGON Chairman Alex Naantuam said the Pol Unity and Cultural Festival had continued to bring in people from around the country every year.
He said that this was a testament to the unity and progress, which existed within the Nyak community as well as collaboration with their sons and daughters.
The Chairman of the Pol Unity and Cultural Association (PUCA), Mr Audu Inuwa, appreciated Lalong for giving the community a sense of pride through his exploits in politics and performance as governor of Plateau State, Chairman Northern Governors Forum and D-G of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council.
He said that the Pol Unity and Cultural Association had been strengthened with the support and goodwill of Lalong.