By Tongnaan Dada Bawa, Jos
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong and Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council said he is optimistic of a big win for the party in the forthcoming elections from the State to the Federal level.
Governor Lalong while speaking at the flag-off of the APC Gubernatorial campaign in Wase, Wednesday said APC has performed excellently in Plateau State and Nigeria which has made it formidable and a party to beat.
Lalong said with few weeks to the elections, the APC with its candidates and teeming supporters has been working hard to ensure that it wins the elections with a wide margin.
Lalong said from the response so far, the people of Nigeria and Plateau State have decided to go with Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President and Kashim Shettima as his Vice, as well as Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda as the next Governor of Plateau State with Pam Bot-Mang as his Deputy.
Speaking about the achievements of the Rescue Administration, the Governor said that while he inherited a State riddled with crises and violence, he is going to hand over a State that is peaceful and bubbling with life and economic activities. In addition he said his government has completed most of the abandoned projects he inherited and also executed many which have been put into use for the good of the people.
Deputy Speaker House of Representatives Idris Wase said the achievements of the APC under Governor Lalong are, unprecedented, enormous and visible.
He said Lalong has united the State and connected very well with the Federal Government thereby attracting projects and appointments that have never been brought to the State.
Member Representing Pankshin, Kanke, Kanam Federal Constituency Yusuf Gagdi said Plateau is in safe hands because of the choice of Doctor Nentawe Yilwatda who will continue with the legacies of Governor Lalong.
Plateau State APC Chairman Rufus Bature while handing over flags to the Gubernatorial candidate and other candidates of the party charged members to remain steadfast go back to their polling units to work for the victory of Dr. Nentawe and all the candidates of the party in the forthcoming elections.
He received decampees from other parties including the Gubernatorial candidate of the Young People’s Party, YPP. Engineer Manji Gontori.
In his remarks, APC Gubernatorial candidate Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda thanked the people of the State for showing him uncommon love and acceptance, promising to work to sustain the peace and security of the State by building on the achievements of Governor Lalong.
He said he will build on Lalong’s achievements in other sectors such as health, education and infrastructure development, empowerment, job creation as well as social cohesion.
Our correspondent reports that On arrival in Wase, the Governor and his entourage visited the Palace of the Emir of Wase Alhaji Muhammadu Sambo Haruna where they sought royal blessings.