Tinubu's ex-minister, Lalong, sworn in as Plateau South senator

A former Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has been sworn in as Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

Senate President Godswill Akpabio presided over the oath of office on Lalong on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.

Lalong had arrived at the National Assembly complex earlier Wednesday morning in the company of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Recall that Lalong had officially resigned from his appointment as Minister of Labor and Employment in President Bola Tinubu's cabinet.

Former Media Minister Makut Simon Macham's special adviser confirmed in a statement on Tuesday Lalong's decision to vacate the ministerial seat 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 processes, declared him the duly elected Senator representing the Plateau South Senatorial District and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) had given him the Certificate of Return.

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He stressed that the decision to resign as minister was not taken lightly because of the confidence reposed in him by President Bola Tinubu as he was also Director General of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council, which gave the APC victory.

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