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INEC Pronouncements Over Delayed National Assembly Election Results In Plateau Vindicates Lalong - Dati

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INEC pronouncements over  delayed national assembly election results in Plateau vindicates Lalong  -Dati 28th February, 2019 W By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state Government on Thursday said  the pronouncement of the Plateau state office of the Independent National Election Commission on the delayed results for Plateau North Senatorial District and the Jos North/ Bassa Federal Constituency has vindicated the alleged interference of Governor Simon Lalong in the controversy. Yakubu Dati , the Commissioner Ministry of Information and communication of the state in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos reads that"The government said people must clearly understand the role of institutions in governance and place their grievances before appropriate institutions.  Dati  explained that  Governor Simon Lalong is the architect of a peaceful Plateau and would not turn round to threaten his good deeds by interfering in a process he is a contestant in and with no control over

APC Campaign Council Lauds Gbong Gwom's Plea, Appeals For Peace...

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APC campaign council lauds Gbong Gwom’s plea,  appeals for peace 28th February, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos All Progressive Congress  APC Campaign Council  in Plateau state on Thursday said it deeply appreciates the public plea for peace and restraint by the highly revered royal father, His Majesty the Gbong Gwom Jos and Chairman, Plateau State Council of Chiefs and Emirs, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, issued in view of the tension arising over the delay in the announcement of results of the National Assembly elections conducted on the 23rd February 2019. In a statement issued by Mr. Jonathan Ishaku, the media  publicity and protocol Committee of the  campaign council and made available to newsmen in Jos  reads that "The Council wholly identifies with the clarion call by His Majesty and enjoins every peace-loving resident of the state to always toe the path of peace and orderly conduct and allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to carry out its duties. As we

APC Campaign Council Lauds Gbong Gwom's Plea, Appeals For Peace...

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APC campaign council lauds Gbong Gwom’s plea,  appeals for peace 28th February, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos All Progressive Congress  APC Campaign Council  in Plateau state on Thursday said it deeply appreciates the public plea for peace and restraint by the highly revered royal father, His Majesty the Gbong Gwom Jos and Chairman, Plateau State Council of Chiefs and Emirs, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, issued in view of the tension arising over the delay in the announcement of results of the National Assembly elections conducted on the 23rd February 2019. In a statement issued by Mr. Jonathan Ishaku, the media  publicity and protocol Committee of the  campaign council and made available to newsmen in Jos  reads that "The Council wholly identifies with the clarion call by His Majesty and enjoins every peace-loving resident of the state to always toe the path of peace and orderly conduct and allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to carry out its duties. As we

Plateau State Government Dispels Insinuations Of Gov Lalong Involvement In The Inconclusive Election In Plateau North...

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Plateau State Government Dispels Insinuations of Gov. Lalong Involvement in the Inconclusive Election in Plateau North. 28th February, 2019 The attention of the Plateau State government has been drawn to series of discountenance from various quotas linking His Excellency, Rt Hon. Dr. Simon Bako Lalong to affairs that are  solidly those of the Independent National Election Commission, INEC  by some individuals and a political party in the state. The moves and incitements are orchestrated by certain individuals in order to set the state on the path of crisis after the hard earn peace recorded in the last three and half years of the Rescue Administration. I called on the peace loving people of Plateau state to be wary of elements who take joy when brothers are set apart by disregarding the false information making the  rounds  in the interest of peace in Plateau State. The announcement of results is not the duty of Governor Simon Lalong and neither  its collation is his du

Amb Chris Giwa Congratulates President Buhari - Calls On Plateau People To Vote Lalong Again....

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Amb Chris Giwa Congratulates President Buhari - Calls on Plateau People to Vote Lalong Again. 28th February,2019 Frontline politician and philanthropist, Amb Chris Giwa has congratulated President Buhari on his re-election. Below is a press statement signed by him: With gratitude to God Almighty, I congratulate our President Elect, President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory at the polls which is a reflection of the goodwill and broad based support his leadership has earned from Nigerians. I commend Rt Hon Simon Lalong, the Governor of Plateau State and the captain of the Rescue Team for having lead the APC to resounding success in Plateau State despite the campaign of calumny and sentiments orchestrated by the opposition. The bookmakers had written off the APC doing well in Plateau State, yet through collective strategic planning and campaign, we were able to change the tide despite the psychological intimidatation of our supporters by the opposition using religion and in

Plateau Police Command Dissociate Itself From Vanguard Online Reports...

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Plateau police command dissociate itself from vanguard online reports 27th February, 2019 Plateau State Police Command wishes to dissociate itself from the 'Vanguard Online' publication of 27th February, 2019 which misquoted the Command as threatening to make the people face full wrath of the law for celebrating the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR at the polls last Saturday. DSP Tyopev Matthias Terna, the Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Command in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos reads that  Police Plateau State Command CP Isaac Akinmoyede had earlier in the day advised  the  good people of Plateau State who are celebrating the victory of the President to restrict the celebration to their homes. This advice became  necessary to forestall a situation where hoodlums may hijack the celebration to perpetrate mayhem in the State. Members of the public are therefore advice  to disregard the Vanguard Online publication which quoted the Comma

Plateau APC Campaign Council Raises Alarm Over Plot To Disrupt Governorship Election...

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Plateau APC campaign council  raises alarm over   plot to disrupt Governorship election 27th February, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos All Progressive Congress campaign council in Plateau state on Wednesday alleged that  some miscreants are all out to foment trouble ahead of gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections slated for March 9, 2019.  The also hailed citizens of the state for coming out to vote for the party in the just concluded Presidential and National assembly elections . In a statement signed by Mr. Jonathan Ishaku the head of  ,Media, Publicity and Protocol Committee reads that It has come to the notice of the Plateau All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council that some miscreants are all out to foment trouble ahead of gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections slated for March 9, 2019. We are aware of the ongoing mobilization of these miscreants around the Tudun Wada, Jos North LGA, office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Celebrate Victory In Your Homes - Plateau Police CP Caution Citizens..

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Celebrate victory in your homes  - Plateau Police  CP caution citizens 27th February, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command CP Isaac Akinmoyede has called on the  good people of Plateau State who are celebrating the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari  in the 2019 General Elections which was held on Saturday 23rd February, 2019 to restrict the celebration to their homes. The CP  in a statement signed by DSP Tyopev Matthias Terna ,the Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Command further warns  that the Command will not tolerate any kind of procession in any part of the State. Members of the public are by this public notice advised to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses as security agencies are out only to maintain law and order. They are enjoined to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies in Plateau State to serve them better.

Ban On Public Procession Still In Force In Plateau State- Plateau State Government..

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BAN ON PUBLIC PROCESSION STILL IN FORCE IN PLATEAU STATE- PLSG. 27th February 2019 The Plateau state Government wishes to appreciate its citizens for maintaining the peace over a long period of time. This has restored the dignity of the state among the committee of states, making it a destination of choice for conferences, seminars and businesses. While appreciating the partnership of stakeholders in the peace process, the government is determined to ensure that the peace being enjoyed is sustained and improved on. As such, the Plateau state government wishes to remind citizens that the ban on public procession in the state remains in force. State information and Communication Commissioner Yakubu Dati therefore wants parents to caution their wards not to be drawn into actions that will constitute threats to public peace. Dati said security agencies have been adequately briefed and are ready to prevent any threat to peaceful coexistence. Once more,thank you Plateau people fo

Buhari's Reelection Will Usher In A Prosperous Nigeria - Lalong..

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Buhari’s re-election will usher in a prosperous Nigeria —Lalong 27th February, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau State Governor, Hon Simon Lalong on Wednesday  said that the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 general elections will usher in a prosperous Nigeria that will be a country of destination in the comity of nations. Governor Lalong in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen in Jos, made this known while reacting to the declaration of President Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday as the winner of this year’s presidential election. The statement reads in part, “Mr President, your taking over the reins of power in 2015 and re-election now is God’s divine intervention to usher in a new and prosperous Nigeria that will be the country of destination for the global community. “Your Excellency, while I congratulate you on your well-deserved, long expected and

Congratulatory Message From The Executive Chairman Qua'anpan LGC....

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CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, QUA'AN-PAN LGC. 28th February, 2019 The Executive Chairman of Qua'an-Pan Local Government Council, Hon. Isa'ac Kyale Kwallu FCIA, heartily congratulates the captain of the rescue team and Executive Governor of Plateau State, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, the All Progressive Congress (APC), the good  people of Plateau State in general and my beloved people of Qua'an-Pan Local Government Area for the peaceful and successful conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections. I wish to specially felicitate with His Excellency, President Mohammadu Buhari GCFR on his resounding victory at the presidential poll and all members of the national assembly elected on the platform of our dear party, the APC. I sincerely appreciate the peace loving people of Qua'an-Pan local Government Area for turning out enmasse to vote for our dear party, the APC, you have confirmed that Qua'an-Pan  is the

Plateau State Government (PLSG) Calls For Caution In Celebrating Outcome Of Election Results...

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PLSG CALLS FOR CAUTION IN CELEBRATING OUTCOME OF ELECTION RESULTS. 26th February, 2019 The Plateau State Government wants political party supporters and well wishers to  exercise restrain in celebrating the outcome  of the Presidential and  National Assembly Elections. The note of caution is coming against the backdrop that elections in Nigeria are very emotional issues that could be wildly celebrated. Plateau State Information and Communication Commissioner Yakubu Dati in message to citizens of the state notes that though it is the right of citizens to celebrate, it should not be done in a manner that threatens the right of other citizens and the peace of the state. Dati calls on political, religious leaders as well as parents to prevail their followers and wards to, in case of any celebration do so while respecting the rights of others. He said elections are a brotherly affair and therefore there is no need to disrupt the peace or antagonize others while celebrating. The

Fire Incident at Bok Filing Station Brought Under Control - Hon Yakubu Dati

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FIRE INCIDENT AT BOK FILLING STATION: NO CAUSE FOR ALARM... PLSG. 25th February, 2019 The Plateau state Government wishes to bring to the attention of its citizens that the fire incident involving a petrol tanker on Monday 25th February, 2019 at Bok filling station near Miango Jos has been brought under control. This followed the timely intervention of men of the fire service and good spirited members of the public. The government appeals for calm as the relevant security agencies investigate the cause of the incident. Members of the public are hereby called upon to disregard insinuations meant to blow the incident out of proportion and create anxiety. The government assures members of the public of its commitment to safety of life and property. Governor Simon Lalong commends citizens for their peaceful conduct during the Presidential and National Assembly polls, and urges the people to sustain their peaceful disposition at all times and in subsequent elections. Yak

Plateau 2019: Lalong Delivers Polling Unit To Buhari,Other APC Candidates With Wide Margin..,

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Plateau Gov Lalong delivers polling unit to Buhari, other APC candidates with wide margin 23rd February, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Saturday delivered his polling unit at Ajikamai in Shendam local government area of Plateau state to President Muhammadu Buhari. Our correspondent reports that  The All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 1,166 against the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) 66 for the Presidential elections. For Senate, the APC recorded 1,226 while the PDP polled 59 votes. Results for the House of Representatives saw the APC winning with 1,095 against the PDP’s 65 votes.

Elections Going Peaceful In Plateau - Lalong

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Elections going peaceful in Plateau - Lalong By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong  on Saturday said from reports he got ,elections are going on   smoothly in all the local government areas of the state . Lalong made this known while speaking with newsmen at Ajikama in shendam local government areas of the state after casting his vote . He said his party the All Progressive Congress is confident of Victory at the polls . He thanked the people of the state for coming out to exercise their franchise . Lalong further appealed to the independent  National Electoral  commission to make the ballot papers bolder for people to see properly saying  I had to look two or three times before I locate my party logo .

Beni Lar Lied About APC Hiring Thugs To Disrupt Forthcoming Elections- Hon Nandang Bako....

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Beni Lar lied about APC hiring thugs to disrupt forthcoming elections - Hon Nandang Bako 20th February 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Campaign organization of the All Progressive Congress for the House of Representative for Langtang North /Langtang South Federal Constituency Hon Nandang Bako had debunked rumours that it has hired thugs to disrupt the forthcoming Presidential ,Senatorial and House of Representative elections . The campaign organization in a statement signed by the candidate himself reads that " The attention of the Campaign Organization of the APC Candidate for the House of Representatives for Langtang North/Langtang South Federal Constituency Hon Nandang Bako has been drawn to the press briefing addressed by our opponent in the opposition People’s Democratic Party, Hon Benny Lar alluding to the mobilization of thugs to disrupt the the forth coming National Assembly/Presidential Elections billed for Saturday 23rd February, 2019 in Lantang North and South LGAs.

Celebration Of A Worthy Woman....

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CELEBRATION OF A WORTHY WOMAN. She goes by the name Niagwan Jacqueline but she's fondly called  "Coach Jacky" or "Mama Jacky". She is  head coach of Plateau Peaks Basketball Team,Plateau state, a position she attained after the EKO 2012 National Festival Games where she led the male team and they came 3rd beating Lagos (the host team) in the 3rd place. Evidently, the bronze medal glittered enough that she its reflection attracted the attention of Plateau State Sports Council to announce her as the head coach of Plateau Peaks-a male team that plays in the Nigerian Basketball League. It is on record that she is the first female (and only female for now) to coach a male team in the history of Nigerian Basketball League. She has been doing a great job ever since as her defensive mechanism and style of play ranked Plateau Peaks the 2nd most defensive team in the 2014 DSTV Premier Basketball League (DSTV terminated its contract with the NBBF and Kwese are the new

Front line Youth Activist Hails Plateau People Urges Them To Come Out And Vote Despite Postponement Of Presidential And National Assembly Polls.

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Front line youth activist  hails plateau people urges them to come out and vote despite postponement of Presidential and national assembly polls. 18th February, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Front line youth activist and philanthropist on the Plateau Hon Pius Hommen has hailed the resilience of Plateau people following the postponement of the Saturday's presidential and national assembly polls. Speaking with newsmen in Jos, Plateau state on Monday,  Hommen described the postponement as a temporary setback as businesses where grounded over the weekend. He however, showered praises on the good people of Plateau who he describes as patriotic and ready to sacrifice for the land.  Hommen also expressed satisfaction over the peaceful conduct of the good people of Plateau and the high enthusiasm of voters who against all odds came out in their number to exercise their civic responsibility. He however called  on the good people of Plateau to keep faith and continue to pray for Pla

Elections Postponement , Better Than Inconclusive Exercise- Gov Lalong.

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Elections postponement, better than inconclusive exercise -Gov Lalong 18th February, 2019 - Governor Simon Lalong says the postponement of the elections may have been the only option to save Nigeria from an inconclusive exercise - The Plateau state governor said while the postponement is very unfortunate, every disappointment is a blessing - Lalong urged INEC to put its house in order so as to conduct free, fair and credible elections that would be acceptable to all Governor Simon Lalong pf Plateau state says he is disappointed over the “last minute” postponement of the general elections, but adds that it might have been the only option to save Nigeria from an inconclusive exercise. “Like every other Nigerian, I am disappointed by the last minute postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections by INEC, but I also believe that whatever is worth doing is worth doing well,” Lalong told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Rufus Bature: Breaking The Vicious Circle Of Ethno-Religious Politics In Plateau North Senatorial District...

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RUFUS BATURE; BREAKING THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF ETHNO-RELIGIOUS POLITICS IN PLATEAU NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT 18th February, 2019 Since the suspension of embergo on campaigns by INEC, we have seen how candidates aspiring for elective positions went for broke, canvassing for support using all sorts of tactics to sway voters key into what they have to offer and vote for them on election day. The battle for Plateau North Senatorial District is not exception as it thrusted three major contenders viz; Hon. I.D Gyang of PDP, Hon Sama'ila Mohammed of PRP and Hon. Rufus Bature of APC. Hon I.D Gyang is the serving House of Representatives member representing B/Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency and was Permanent Secretary Security during the administration of Senator Jonah Jang. Hon Sama'ila Mohammed is a former Chairman of Jos North LGC and was member representing Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency between 2007-2011 and Hon Rufus Bature is the immediate past SSG of Plateau State

Rufus Bature: Breaking The Vicious Circle Of Ethno- Religious Politics In Plateau North Senatorial District....

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RUFUS BATURE; BREAKING THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF ETHNO-RELIGIOUS POLITICS IN PLATEAU NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT Since the suspension of embergo on campaigns by INEC, we have seen how candidates aspiring for elective positions went for broke, canvassing for support using all sorts of tactics to sway voters key into what they have to offer and vote for them on election day. The battle for Plateau North Senatorial District is not exception as it thrusted three major contenders viz; Hon. I.D Gyang of PDP, Hon Sama'ila Mohammed of PRP and Hon. Rufus Bature of APC. Hon I.D Gyang is the serving House of Representatives member representing B/Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency and was Permanent Secretary Security during the administration of Senator Jonah Jang. Hon Sama'ila Mohammed is a former Chairman of Jos North LGC and was member representing Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency between 2007-2011 and Hon Rufus Bature is the immediate past SSG of Plateau State and was member represent

Plateau APC Campaign Council Express Disappointment Over Postponement Of General Elections

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Plateau APC campaign council express disappointment over   postponement of general elections. 17th February, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau State All Progressive Congress  APC Campaign Council  at the weekend expressed its disappointment over the postponement of the presidential  elections  for one week . The committee  in a statement  signed by Jonathan Ishaku , the head  Media, Publicity and Protocol  reads that we join our Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, to express our utter disappointment with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the late-hour postponement of the February 16, 2019 polls. We sympathize with millions of fellow citizens, who in the desire to exercise their civic rights, travelled distance only to be so disappointed. We urge that the zeal should not abate but for all of us to again make the necessary sacrifices to participate at the rescheduled dates. We hold the electoral body squarely responsible for the fau

Amb Chris Giwa Tours Jos South- Change The Narrative For The APC...

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Amb Chris Giwa Tours Jos South - Change the Narrative for the APC. 15th February, 2019. Renown philanthropist and grassroots mobiliser,  Amb Chris Giwa has changed the narrative of the APC in Jos South LGA of Plateau State. Giwa who defected from the PDP to the APC has been engaged in mobilisation for the APC which hitherto had a very weak presence in the Northern Senatorial zone of the State especially among the Berom people. The mobilisation activities of Amb Giwa towards ensuring the APC records victory in the 2019 General election   has charged the atmosphere in Jos South LGA through the tour embarked by the politician. The tour to Jos South LGA which saw Amb Giwa visiting the twenty (20) wards of the LGA attracted immense goodwill and swelled the support base of the APC as various speakers at the wards visited pledged to vote the APC on account of the philanthropic activities of Amb Giwa who despite not having held a Government position in recent time

Plateau Commissioner Barrister Festus Fuanter Donates Two (2) Bore holes, Generator To Community...

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Plateau  commissioner  Barrister  Festus Fuanter donates two bore holes ,generator to  community 17th February, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau Commissioner  for Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Barr. Festus Fuanter, at the weekend  donated two boreholes to Tudun Wada and Angwan Hausawa communities and a generator for the Primary Health Care Clinic in the LEA Primary School all in Shendam Central Ward ‘B’ of Shendam LGA. Speaking during the commissioning of the borehole in Tudun Wada community the Commissioner said he was touched by their perennial water scarcity and the suffering which children and women go through to source water in a community that is within the metropolis of Shendam. He called on the benefitting community to constantly maintain and ensure the judicious use of the water facility. Responding on behalf of the community, Mr Syvanus Walu thanked the Hon. Commissioner for his benevolence and called on other illustrious sons and daughters of the LGA a

2019: Fulani Youths Reject Atiku, , Endorse President Buhari.

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2019 - Fulani  youths reject Atiku ,  endorse President Buhari 14th February, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Social cultural group operating under the aegis of  Jonde Jam Fulani Youth Association of Nigeria JAFUYAN on Wednesday  endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari the Presidential  flag bearer of the All Progressive Congress APC as its sole presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. Speaking at the occasion in Jos while addressing  members of the group from the 19 states of the north, the National chairman  of the association,  Alhaji Saidu Maikano  explained that the group decided to unanimously endorsed Mr Buhari because of the “numerous achievements” recorded by his administration in the areas of fight against corruption, infrastructural development, youth employment and security. In his words, "yes we know that the PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar is also our son, but President Buhari the Presidential candidate of the APC stands out, he is not cor

Notice To All Our APC Supporters In Plateau...

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Notice to all our APC supporters in Plateau 14th February,2019 We thank our supporters for your efforts in ensuring victory for our candidates in the forthcoming elections , you have all been wonderful ,God bless you all , we call on you all to continue and keep the tempo as the elections draws closer  . With you all by our side ,victory is certain for our candidates   We however appeal to all APC supporters to vote for our candidates from Top to bottom . Please we need to deliver our Presidential candidate ,President Muhammadu Buhari and other candidates . We should all note that the  battle for Plateau State during the presidential election will no doubt be a contest of how many of the 2,480,455 registered voters the ruling APC and major opposition PDP will convince to vote for them, which will certainly have a spiral effect on subsequent elections.  it is clear that result of the presidential election will most likely have a bandwagon effect on the March 2, 2019, gubern

Plateau 2019: Thousands Endorse Lalong At Barkin Ladi, Vows To Vote Massively For APC...

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13th February 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Governor Simon Lalong's re election bid got a major boost on Wednesday as thousands of supporters   endorsed his 2nd term bid stressing he has done excellently well especially in the area of Peace Gov Lalong is the flagbearer of the All Progressive Congress APC . Also over  1,000 decampees   declared for the party. Gov Simon Lalong was presented with a white stallion as he released pegions  to signify peace. Our correspondent reports that  at the APC campaign rally ends Wednesday in Barkin Ladi LGA, the people overwhelmingly came out in their numbers  to welcome the Governor.  Some citizens of  Barkin Ladi presented  a white horse  as a symbol of peace saying  lasting peace has been  restored to the LGA and admonishes the people to get involve to the next level for the rescue mission. The youths ,elders,women and physically challenged also  showed  gratitude to the rescue captain for restoring p