Ahead of the Local Government elections scheduled for the nineth October 2021 in Plateau State, Governor Simon Bako Lalong has flagged off the campaign for the All Progressives Congress for the seventeenthLocal Governments areas of the state.
flagging of the campaign at the Shendam mini stadium, Governor Lalong said the APC has done a lot for the development of the State and attained greater acceptance which will guarantee its total victory during the elections.
He said the Party has steadily deepened its roots in the State through the present Government with people-driven projects and programmes that have encompassed every part of the State.
The Governor while presenting flags to the candidates urged them to go to the polls with confidence as victory awaits them.
Lalong said, he is optimistic that they will sweep the elections because don’t have opposition in Plateau State thanks to our performance.
He said, as a party, they have shown leadership that is centred on the peace and progress of the state by compliting projects inherited by the past administration.
The governor said they have initiated and executed many projects without concentrating on one section alone or showing preference for a particular group saying that it’s the secret of their success and acceptability in the State.
He urged members of the party and the entire people of the State to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the elections and not allow politicians cause a breach in the peace currently enjoyed in the state.
Lalong asked the candidates to carry women along and people living with disabilities in governance.
Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives Idris Wase said the party has grown in the State because of the leadership style of Governor Lalong which is based on fairness, rule of law and the pursuance of peace.
He maintained that the State has derived a lot of dividends of democracy through the present administration and has effectively collaborated with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government.
Deputy Governor Prof. Sonni Tyoden urged the party faithfuls particularly the candidates to go into the elections with confidence and determination to serve the people. Similar confidence was given by the Deputy Speaker Plateau House of Assembly, Saleh Yipmong who said the party will emerge victorious.
Responding on behalf of the other flag bearers from the 17 Local Government areas, Miskoom Alex Naantuam of Shendam Local Government said they are ready to get down to business of mobilising the people at the grassroots in order to ensure victory.