The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Simon Lalong on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen, has described the victory of his boss at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Monday as a welcome development.
Longyen said the victory, no doubt, is an affirmation of the triumph of the people’s will and collective resolve, which was democratically demonstrated on April 11, 2015.
In a press statement issued on Monday, Longyen said Lalong wishes to dedicate the victory to the entire people of Plateau State, who after enduring eight years of unprecedented civilian dictatorship yearned and prayed for change and massively voted for the desired change, which has now come to stay.
The statement said: “The State Government, therefore, wishes to extend an olive branch to all its political opponents and urges them to come and join hands with the Governor’s Rescue Team in its Divine Mission to salvage Plateau State.
“Also, Government would like to call on all the peace loving people of Plateau State to put behind them the distraction of politics and join hands with the Lalong administration in order for them to reap the dividends of democracy that are encapsulated in its five point policy thrust.
“Finally, Government wishes to thank its legal team, the security agencies and the entire people of the state for ensuring a smooth judicial process, which has culminated in today’s victory.”