The Group of Plateau State Southern Youths has petition former governor Simon Bako Lalong, Current Minister of Labour and Employment for what they termed as gross misconduct of withholding two political positions mainly for Plateau State.
The group argued that since the jungle justice delivered by Appeal Court that sacked Senator Napoleon Bali, Plateau Southern Senatorial District has no voice in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly. The Group has asked Code of Conduct to sanction Lalong for holding two political positions as against ethical practice.
Former Governor Lalong was appointed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Minister of Labour and Employment after he was defeated by AVM Napoleon Bali on 25th February, 2023 during General Election.
Dissatisfied with the outcome of the election, Lalong approached the tribunal to nullified the victory of Senator AVM Napoleon Bali. Recall that, AVM Napoleon defeated Lalong with a gap of 57,145 votes and emerged as lawful winner of the Senatorial election, yet former governor Lalong manipulated the Appeal Court with alleged bribes of $5 million to declare him winner.
In a press conference in Jos, the group called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to relief former governor Lalong from Ministerial position and appoint any qualified Plateau Son as his replacement.
The group further expressed displeasure over former governor Lalong poor performance during his eight years as governor of Plateau State especially in his senatorial zone Plateau South “The past eight years of governor Lalong features incompetency and insecurity without any positive development.
” We never felt any positive impact of Lalong in his eight years as governor and now we don’t expect anything different”.
The group led by Comrade Adams Yerling says, we are fetch off with the Nigerian Judiciary because there is no justice in recent happenings in Nigeria especially on 2023 election matters.
It is quite surprisingly that a collective decision of millions citizens were left in the hands of 3-man panel to decide. ” It is irrational for 3 man panel to decide the faith of millions citizens.
“Former governor Lalong should decide which position he is settling for and allow Plateau South Senatorial District to have a voice in the National Assembly.
A political Activist, Comrade Emmanuel Nimzing view political development in Plateau South as quite disheartening as no voice of representation in the Senate for over two months of nullification of Senator Napoleon Bali Victory’s. He added that the Zone has been left vacant as former governor Lalong refused to decide which position he is to settle for.