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Senate Swears in Simon Lalong as Plateau South Senator

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Former Governor of Plateau State Simon Lalong has been sworn in as the Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District.

Simon Lalong took the oath of office and allegiance administered by the Clerk of the Senate, Mr Chinedu Akubueze during plenary presided by Senate President, Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

Recall that the appeal court sitting in Abuja had on November 7, 2023, affirmed that Lalong, who was the Director General of Tinubu’s Presidential Campaign Organisation in the February 25 election was the winner of the election.

The victory of Lalong and some other contestants in the 2023 general elections was after the Appeal court sacked all the candidates of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, who were declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the February 25 national assembly elections.

The Labour and Employment Minister on Tuesday when he visited the seat of power to see President Bola Ahmed Tinubu said that he will be resuming at the senate on Wednesday.

It was gathered that Lalong, a lawyer and two-term Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, tendered his resignation privately to the President after last Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

A source close to the former governor disclosed that Lalong would use his position in the Senate to support President Tinubu’s administration.

Confirming this, a Twitter user in the President’s camp, Imran Mohammad said, “President Tinubu, Accepted Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong’s resignation from the cabinet, his valedictory will hold the next FEC meeting.”

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