Governor Simon Lalong today yielded to pressure to declare his intention to contest the 2019 Governorship election.
The declaration which attracted a standing ovation was made today at the APC Stakeholders meeting held at Yelwa Club in Jos, Plateau State.
The meeting chaired by the APC Chairman, Latep Dabang had in attendace, the entire party leadership in the State, the Deputy Governor and members of the State Executive Council, Hon Speaker and members of the Plateau State House of Assembly as well as members of the National Assembly.
Speakers including Dame Pauline Tallen, former Deputy Governor, Arc Pam Dung Gyang , former Governorship aspirant, Mallam Samaila Makama, former Chairman, National Population Commission and several others paid glowing tributes to Governor Lalong for successfully steering the APC away from crisis following his Committee report which gave an amicable solution.
Earlier at the meeting, Hon Edward Pwajok moved a motion to compel the Governor to declare for contest and it was seconded unanimously.