Thursday August 11, 2022 7:39 PM

I will do all within my power to ensure Tinubu’s victory- Lalong vows

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, newly appointed director general of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Organisation, has vowed to do all within his power to ensure the success of the APC in next year’s presidential election.

The party’s vice-presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, separately appealed to youths to unite to vote for the APC flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, promising that youths would play a pivotal role in government if the party won.

Lalong told party supporters who welcomed him at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, on his return from Abuja: “This is another time for us to work for the victory of APC and also the victory of Tinubu/Shettima presidential ticket.”

He urged Nigerians to keep religion out of politics.

Lalong stated that his position as the campaign council’s director general demonstrates that Plateau people are respected in national politics and that the state will support the APC.

He said: “Campaigning for Tinubu/Shettima Presidential election will not be a new thing for us in Plateau State; it is not a difficult task at all. It was the same difficulty we faced in 2015 when some people said we would not win the election because we were tagged a Muslim party, but we won that election.

“All I want is for us to cement our relationship. Nigeria is one nation. The challenges that we have are not from the Muslims or the Christians. We have common challenges and our duty is to unite the people for development.

“I have capable hands on ground whom we will work together to deliver APC in the next election,” he affirmed.

House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Ahmed Idris Wase has said that the APC is on course to victory in the 2023 presidential election with the Tinubu/Shettima ticket.

Wase in a congratulatory message to Governor Lalong on his appointment as the Director General of the Presidential Campaign Organisation, said the governor was competent and fit to lead the campaign.

He described Lalong as “detribalised, very resourceful, ingenious and practical politician, an adept listener and a leader with the right attitude to grind out results where others cannot succeed.

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