Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau on Monday said he was confident that residents of the state and Nigerians would vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming 2023 general elections.
Mr Lalong, the director-general of APC Presidential Campaign Council, said his confidence was because of the party’s achievements in peace, development and justice.
The governor made this assurance at the Bit Pol Cultural Festival on Monday in his village, N’yak, Shendam Local Government Area, to usher in the new year.
He said APC, under his Rescue Administration, had done a lot to restore peace to Plateau State and address previous acts of injustice, exclusion and division.
He cited the restoration of traditional stools and the creation of new ones as a very important step taken by his government to emancipate the people and give them a sense of belonging in the affairs of the state.
Mr Lalong said such actions and the creation of the Peace Building Agency and opening room for dialogue, understanding and unity had made it possible for people to seek common grounds and stand against division and unpatriotic conduct.
While thanking his people for always supporting him and voting for the APC, Mr Lalong said he was sure that such support would manifest in the polls when voting to elect Bola Tinubu as president and Nentawe Yilwatda as governor of Plateau State to succeed him.
He said as the DG of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council, he could guarantee that Tinubu and Nentawe would do justice to all Nigerians, irrespective of their backgrounds.
Deputy Speaker House of Representatives Idris Wase said the people of Nyak should be very proud to have produced an illustrious son like Mr Lalong, who is humble, patriotic and honest.
He said Mr Lalong knew the road to victory and success and deserved to be supported by not only his kinsmen but the people of Plateau State as he had the connections and capacity to protect their interests in national politics.
APC gubernatorial candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda, while assuring the people of Nyak, said he would continue with the legacies of Gov Lalong and ensure peace and stability persisted on the Plateau.