Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has said his performance during his first 4 years will ensure he emerges victorious at the supplementary election set to hold in two days time.
He urged his competition, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jeremiah Useni, to forget about defeating him at the polls.
He said this in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Yakubu Dati.
The statement he put out read, “The governor, unlike the PDP days, believes that his works would speak for him and as far as many would acknowledge, that was what will earned him second term as governor.
“On the allegation of vote-buying, let me stress that Governor Lalong, since his foray into politics after a successful legal career, has never lost an election, hence cannot be moved to influence voters with money.
“The good people of Plateau State have spoken and have expressed their democratic wish on who they want as governor of the state on March 9. What is left is mere formalities for Governor Simon Lalong to take the oath of office and return as governor.”
“This is ridiculous because Governor Lalong does not need to threaten civil servants and traditional rulers to vote for him.
“He is the only governor who has been consistent in the payment of workers’ salaries in the state and has seen to the improvement of the welfare of traditional rulers with the creation of chiefdoms and upgrading traditional stools.
“His all-inclusive governance of emancipation won him several ardent followers.”
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