Chair­men of 51 po­lit­i­cal par­ties en­dorse La­long

Weekly Trust - - News - Lami Sadiq, Jos

Chair­men of 51 po­lit­i­cal par­ties yes­ter­day en­dorsed Plateau State Gov­er­nor, Si­mon La­long as their gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date in the up­com­ing gen­eral elec­tions.

The chair­men pledged their sup­port at the of­fi­cial flag-off of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) gu­ber­na­to­rial cam­paign at the Rwang Pam Sta­dium in Jos through the state party chair­man of KOWA po­lit­i­cal party, Sal­ihu Ab­dul­lahi who is also the Plateau State Vice Chair­man of the In­ter-Party Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee (IPAC).

The event which wit­nessed a huge turnout in­cluded dig­ni­taries such as the Na­tional Chair­man of the APC, Com­rade Adams Osh­iom­hole, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Buhari/Os­in­ba­joCam­paign Or­ga­ni­za­tion, Ro­timi Amaechi, its Vice Chair­man, North, Ge­orge Akume, Min­is­ter of State for Avi­a­tion, Hadi Sirika, as well as for­mer Deputy Gov­er­nor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen.

Com­rade Osh­iom­hole also re­ceived three prom­i­nent mem­bers of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) with their sup­port­ers led by one­time gov­er­nor­ship aspirant, Am­bas­sador Chris Giwa.

Osh­iom­hole said Gov­er­nor La­long had given prac­ti­cal ex­pres­sion to the mean­ing of pro­gres­sives by im­ple­ment­ing peo­ple ori­ented poli­cies.

“The fact that he cleared al­most one year of salary ar­rears left by the last PDP gov­ern­ment didn’t stop him from build­ing roads, schools, recog­nis­ing the youths, the dis­abled and bring­ing peace to the state,” he said.

Ear­lier, Mr Amaechi stated that the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion was not about Buhari and Atiku but about the PDP be­ing in of­fice for 16 years with noth­ing to show and com­par­ing it to the less than four years of the APC.

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