Governor of Plateau State, Governor Simon Bako Lalong has welcomed the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari to contest in the next presidential elections.
A statement by the Plateau state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati, said the declaration is an indication of the President’s firm belief in democracy and the rule of law saying the President has equally demonstrated that he is willing to submit himself to democratic processes and the will of the people rather than submit to the wishes of a few.
“The President made it clear that his declaration is as a result of a popular clamour by Nigerians thereby reinforcing his belief in listening and rendering service to the people,” he said.
The Commissioner said that by endorsing the President’s declaration, Governor Lalong of Plateau State has shown that he is fully in support of the President’s bid to seek to serve the country for another four years.
Dati said this is not surprising as Lalong was among the first set of governors to call on the president to re-contest.
“So for us, it is a positive response to our wishes and an affirmation that the president is a listening leader who is committed to doing what is in the public interest,” he added.