Lalong Confirms Resignation as Minister, Set to Become Plateau South Senator    - The Top Society

Lalong Confirms Resignation as Minister, Set to Become Plateau South Senator   


Former Governor of Plateau State and outgoing Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, has formally submitted his resignation to President Bola Tinubu. This move paves the way for Lalong to assume the role of Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District.

In a letter addressed to President Tinubu, Lalong highlighted that the decision to resign was a result of the recent legal processes.

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The Court of Appeal had affirmed Lalong as the duly elected Senator for Plateau South Senatorial District and directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him the Certificate of Return.

Lalong acknowledged the President’s trust in him, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to serve as a Minister in Tinubu’s cabinet. He emphasized the weight of this decision, considering the confidence placed in him, particularly for his role as the Director General of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council, which played a pivotal role in securing victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said,

“However, after extensive consultations with Your Excellency, critical stakeholders and my constituents, it has become expedient for me to proceed and take my seat at the Red Chambers to continue to contribute to the Renewed Hope agenda of your Government and the growth of our democracy at large”.

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