Former Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, will be sworn in as Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
Lalong also confirmed to State House correspondents during his visit to the presidential villa on Tuesday to meet President Bola Tinubu that he will appear in the Senate again on Wednesday.
Recall that Lalong on Tuesday officially resigned from President Bola Tinubu's cabinet after the Court of Appeal in Abuja confirmed him as the winner of the National Assembly elections.
Lalong's special adviser on media, Makut Simon Macham, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday Lalong's decision to drop the ministerial mandate and take the Senate seat.
He revealed that Lalong submitted his resignation letter to the President on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.
Macham said in the statement that Lalong reminded President Tinubu in his letter that the Court of Appeal, after exhaustive legal proceedings, declared him the duly elected Senator representing the Plateau South Senatorial District and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) had ordered to extradite him. the certificate of return.
He stressed that the decision to resign as minister was not taken lightly because of the confidence reposed in him by President Bola Tinubu, having also served as Director General of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council, which delivered victory to the APC.
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He, however, explained that after extensive consultations, it has become expedient for him to go ahead and take his seat in the Red Chambers to continue contributing to President Tinubu's Renewed Hope agenda.