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Plateau APC solicits unity of members in forthcoming by-elections

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

Governor Lalong (standing with microphone) addressing party members during the stakeholders’ meeting in Shendam.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) party members in Plateau state have been charged to be united and work together towards successful primaries that will produce the party’s candidate during the forthcoming by-election in the southern zone of the state, which will eventually deliver at the main elections.

While addressing leaders of the party at an extraordinary zonal stakeholders’ meeting in Shendam, Lalong asserted that, “The APC is moving as a formidable force in the country, and we will continue to receive people from other parties, who want to join its fold.”

He advised all members to settle all their grievances at home and within the party structure to avoid distractions that could constitute a setback to the party, adding that, “We are all set for victory, and we must remain focused, while working hard to make things easy.

“Let us always remember that, the party is supreme, and not allow our personal ambitions to jeopardize our collective victory,” he stressed.

The governor assured that, the ongoing legacy projects, which were halted by COVID-19, will soon resume and be completed, adding that, other projects and services will also continue in line with the aspirations and manifesto of the party.

Governor Lalong said he is confident that the APC will emerge victorious in the forthcoming Senate by-election for Plateau South Senatorial District coming up in October, 2020.

According to him, the party has continued to remain intact in the state as the APC “rescue administration” under his leadership is steadily delivering on its campaign promises and rescuing various sectors of the economy.

Chairman of the APC in Plateau State, Chief Letep Dabang, said the party has five aspirants, who have indicated interest to participate in the primaries that will produce a candidate for the senatorial seat by-election.

He commended party members for displaying “exemplary conduct” and said the party will be fair to all and announced that other contestants have stepped , leaving the five to slug it out for the ticket.

A member of the House of Representatives representing Shendam/Quan Pan/Mikang Federal Constituency, Hon. Komsol Longab, assured that the zone will deliver the eventual candidate that emerges at the primaries during the main election.

The contestants under the APC seeking to replace late Senator Longjang at the Red Chamber are, Prof. Nora Dadu’ut, Prof. Emmanuel Garba, Prof. Doknaan Sheni, Hon. Nanven Nimfel and Barr. Demian Shekarau.

Governor Lalong later paid a courtesy visit to the Long-Gomai of Shendam, His Royal Highness Martins Shaldas III, where he appreciated him for maintaining peace in his domain.

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