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By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos – The Directorate of Media and Publicity of the Atiku-Mutfwang Campaign Council in Plateau State has mocked the All Progressives Congress, APC for the many gaffes during the flag-off of the APC’s Presidential campaign held on Tuesday in Jos.

The Directorate maintained the APC is “paying for the mockery of Plateau State,” and faulted the Director-General of the APC PCC, Governor Simon Lalong for persuading the APC to come to Jos.

The Director of the Directorate, Yiljap Abraham who highlighted the many gaffes in a statement on Wednesday in Jos also shamed Governor Lalong for having his name called by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as Solomon instead of Simon.

According to him, “…The DG who persuaded them to come to Jos for the ‘crowning’ of their candidate as the next President of Nigeria was renamed SOLOMON LALONG. Lalong looked at his boss in utter embarrassment!

“Sen Tinubu was somehow right. He might have had a better sense of history and remembered that the name of the first National Chairman of the PDP was SOLOMON – Chief SOLOMON Daushep Lar.

“It was he who fought off the Presidential antics of the NPN to hold back the former larger Plateau for the NPP in 1983. And the then NPN State Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu was right there in the stadium on the same row of seats as Tinubu.

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“But even more, the last outing of Chief SOLOMON Lar was in this very stadium when on December 13, 2013, his casket was brought in and Nigerians across the nation all trooped here to give their last respects. So, Tinubu appeared to be teaching some people history.

“And the import was: This Stadium cannot be taken over by anyone that battles the soul of SOLOMON Lar and the patriots of Plateau!”

He added, “APC’s expensive attempt to mock the suffering people of Plateau State in particular and Nigeria, in general, was mired in trepidation on Monday partly with Tinubu’s straight-from-the-heart prayer: “GOD BLESS PD…” Tinubu couldn’t help it; couldn’t hold it back…
“Yes, Chief MKO Abiola had gone through the Jos Stadium to become the elected president of Nigeria. And yes, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had also gone through this facility to get elected as president of Nigeria.

“But Chief Bola Tinubu has not received the blessing of the people of Plateau to pass through this stadium to be Nigeria’s next president. They have roundly rejected him. Atiku for President and Mutfwang for the Governor of Plateau will continue to be the leading names in uniting the country and providing the leadership that ushers in peace and prosperity for Nigerians.

“Jos has made the clearest statement that it rejects the politics and governance of mediocrity and deception and that this is the time for Nigerians to remain committed to changing their destiny for good at the 2023 polls. Nigeria requires leaders who are builders and not mediocre who are mockers.”