By: Valentine Adese,
The Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has welcomed the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari to contest in the forthcoming Presidential elections.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Yakubu Dati.
According to the Plateau State Government, the declaration is an indication of the President’s firm belief in democracy and the rule of law.
Adding that, “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."
Mr. Dati further stated 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.”
According to the Commissioner, “This is not surprising, as Governor 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."