SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS ELECTION OF GOVERNOR LALONG OF PLATEAU STATE

The Supreme Court, on Monday, affirmed the election of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State. Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who headed the seven-man panel of the apex court, dismissed the appeal filed by Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party. Justice Paul Galinje, who delivered the lead judgment, held that the appeal lacked merit. Details later…

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GOVERNOR LALONG TO USENI: YOUR DAUGHTER SHOULD HAVE CONTESTED AGAINST ME

Lalong and Useni. Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau state says he has not lost focus in the state as he taunts Jeremiah Useni, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival in the March election, following the unfolding political situation. Lalong said Useni should have allowed his daughter, who was his classmate to challenge him in the election. He made this known while speaking with State House correspondents on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The elections Petitions Appeal Court sitting in Jos on Friday upheld the election of Lalong as the…

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WHY I BEAR SULE AS MY SURNAME IN SOME DOCUMENTS- GOVERNOR LALONG

Gov Lalong Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State has revealed the reason behind his other surname ‘Sule’. Lalong made the revelation at a memorial Mass for his late uncle, Stephen Sule, and other deceased relations on Saturday in Shendam. He said the late Stephen Sule adopted him as his son. “Late Sule went to his brothers in the village and told them that he wanted a male child to train because there was no primary school in Ajikamai, my village, then. “Quickly my father gave me to him, saying take this…

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PLATEAU ELECTION: TRIBUNAL DISMISSES JEREMIAH USENI’S PETITION AGAINST GOVERNOR LALONG

  James Abraham, Jos The Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Jos, Plateau State on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Jeremiah Useni against the election of Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress. Useni had challenged the reelection of Lalong before the Justice H. A Salesman-led tribunal, claiming that there were cases of over-voting and votes cancellation in the PDP-dominated areas of the state during the March 2019 election. The former FCT Minister also claimed that Lalong was not…

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USENI VS LALONG: APC CANDIDATE NOT QUALIFIED TO CONTEST SAYS MIKE OZEKHOME

The Counsel to the gubernatorial candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has described Governor Simon Lalong as a pretender, who needs to vacate the seat for the rightful owner (Senator Jeremiah Useni) to take his place as governor of the state. He also said because of the misrepresentation of his name as “Sule Simon”, and could not prove that in his affidavit, Lalong wasn’t qualified to contest the last governorship election in the State. Ozekhome disclosed this to journalists after the…

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HOW LALONG LOST OUT IN 2015, 2019 MINISTERIAL NOMINATIONS

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau. Photo/Twitter/SimonLalong In 2015, the All Progressives Congress (APC) broke the jinx in Plateau to upstage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that had ruled for 16 years, as it clinched political power, both at the federal and state levels. When it was time for ministerial nominees, Governor Simon Lalong forwarded a list of names, but none was endorsed. Rather, Barrister Solomon Dalung from the southern part of the state got nominated. He was eventually made the Minister of Sports and Youth Development. Prior to that time,…

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PLATEAU GOVERNOR, LALONG DEFENDS RUGA, ASKS NIGERIANS TO ACCEPT IT

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged Nigerians to see the Ruga settlement initiative introduced by the Federal Government as the same policy with ranching. Lalong, who fielded questions from newsmen after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, stated that the controversies trailing the programme were unnecessary, saying it was aimed at addressing constant clashes between herders and farmers in parts of the country. “I am a member of the committee. We addressed the issue and some people said they prefer open grazing in…

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