• Commissioner congratulates Lalong
By M. Peter- Jos.
The Plateau state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2019 election, Senator Jeremiah Useni has called on his supporters to desist from “mourning” the outcome of the Supreme Court judgment but remain calm and work towards rebuilding the party to salvage the state from retrogressive politics.
It would be recalled that the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the election of Governor Simon Lalong and dismissed Useni’s petitions but the judgment has not elicited any public reactions except in political groups as residents are going about their businesses.
However, the State Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Jude Dakur has congratulated Governor Simon Lalong over his victory saying he was “the choice of the people because of his diligence in governance.”
Dakur described the victory as “hope for Plateau in reaching greater heights and empowering the people of the state for holistic development” and prayed for wisdom and protection for Lalong in governing the people.
Useni in a statement said, “I hereby call on all stakeholders, officials and supporters of the PDP, and indeed the good people of Plateau State to remain calm, peaceful, and to decline to react to any form of provocation. It has been a long struggle to get to this point in our sustained and vigorous efforts toward freeing the people of Plateau from the new form of retrogressive politics and people-alienating governance that we have come to witness in recent years in our dear State.
“I salute and thank you all for your support, hard-work and perseverance. Let us then stand together and keep the party going. Do not trade blames. It won’t lead to any good destination. It is also no time for mourning. After all, we all fought gallantly together. Our best is yet to come. So, let us face the future with pride, confidence and dignity. As long as God gives us breath, we must keep as our enduring agenda the vision for the total security, unity and prosperity of the people as our state. To restore Plateau to enable her meet the yearnings of the people is a task that must be done.”