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September 30, 2023

Labour Minister, Lalong elated over victory at Senate tribunal

From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos

Minister for Labour and Employment Simon Bako Lalong has dedicated his victory at the Senatorial Election Petition tribunal sitting in Jos to God and the people of Plateau South Senatorial District.

Lalong who received the good news of the tribunal’s judgement while presiding over an official function at the Ministry of Labour and Employment Abuja on Monday, said the decision of the tribunal nullifying the earlier declaration of his opponent and making him the winner is victory for democracy and justice.

He commended the tribunal for painstakingly scrutinising his arguments and presentations of his party the APC which culminated in him being declared the duly elected Senator representing  Plateau South Senatorial District.

The Labour Minister praised his supporters and, leadership and members of the APC in Plateau State for remaining steadfast and remaining calm while awaiting the verdict of the tribunal.

He urged them to continue to maintain peace as they celebrate, even if his opponent decides to appeal the judgement, which is his constitutionally guaranteed right.

PRIME TIME NEWS reports that The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos declared Simon Lalong as the duly elected Senator to represent Plateau South Senatorial District.

The Tribunal held that the votes scored by Napoleon Bali in the February 25, 2023 general elections were wasted votes as he was invalidly nominated saying that as at the time of the nomination, the PDP had no valid structure in Plateau State.

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