Governor Simon Lalong on Friday said the pressure from Plateau people has become unbearable and so he has decided to give in and declare his intention to contest the 2019 Governorship election.
The declaration which attracted a standing ovation was made at the APC Stakeholders meeting held at Yelwa Club in Jos, Plateau State.
The APC Chairman, Latep Dabang made this disclosure during their stakeholders meeting held with Governor Lalong in attendance as well as 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.
Speak on the forthcoming victory of the party in the state .
The state woman leader, Mrs 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 the APC away from crisis following the report of the National Committee headed by him to look into the tenure elongation issue of the party.
Earlier at the meeting, Hon Edward Pwajok moved a motion to compel the Governor to declare for contest and it was seconded unanimously.