Members of the Plateau State House of Assembly have drummed support for the State Governor, Simon Lalong to be considered as the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The support came through a motion on adjournment moved by House majority leader Naanlong Daniel urging the State Legislature should lead the quest and all-out Campaign for the State Governor to be picked to deputize the APC presidential flag bearer, Bola Tinubu.
The members made this submission during Wednesday’s 22th June 2022, Plenary, presided by the Speaker Rt Hon Yakubu Yackson Sanda.
Majority leader of the house and Member representing Mikang Constituency, Hon Naanlong Daniel in a motion said Governor Simon Lalong deserves support to be picked out of the North Central zone as vice presidential candidate of APC giving his track record in the area of peace, unity and human development.
He noted that the wealth of experience of Governor Simon Bako Lalong and his leadership disposition, speaks volumes to his credibility to be considered for the Vice Presidential Position.
Members in their separate contributions supported the motion in view of Governor Lalong’s unbiased disposition and his experience networking with other parts of the country.
They described Governor Simon Bako Lalong as the best match to deputize the APC Presidential Flag bearer Senator Ahmad Bola Tinubu, saying his humble personality, loyalty, and pragmatic leadership style is worthy of mention.
The Legislators noted that Governor Simon Bako Lalong, has played and is still playing a significant role as the Chairman of Northern Governors forum, as he was able to bring about Peace and Unity within the region.
The house resolved to work tirelessly and collectively towards the success of the Vice Presidential candidature of Governor Simon Bako Lalong.
They called on all APC leadership, stakeholders and the good people of Plateau within and outside the State to join hands to actualize the project.
Meantime, the House of Assembly has passed the Plateau State House of Assembly fund management amendment bill 2022.
Giving the bill accelerated treatment by suspending order 13 rule 3 of the House rule, it went through first to third readings to permit for passage through a motion in the committee of the whole.
Members of the State Assembly say, amendment on the Assembly fund management law is apt to conform with legislative best practices.
Also at plenary, the House adopted its fourth legislative calendar which runs until June 2023.