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Jos NBA backs Simon Lalong

AHEAD of the April 11 governorship election, lawyers and members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Jos branch, Plateau State, have thrown their weight behind their member, Mr Simon Lalong, who is running on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

He formally informed the branch of his gubernatorial ambition, and was given a rousing standing ovation after his speech.
Lalong, a former Plateau State House of Assembly Speaker, was the branch’s Assistant Secretary. He said lawyers are the society’s leading lights, adding that he would implement his party’s laudable policies in the state.

He vowed to use his wealth of experience in governance to ensure that all segments of the society are transformed under his administration while assuring that the masses’ welfare and youth employment would be foremost in his agenda.

The branch chairman, Mr. Ledak Dafer assured Lalong of the branch’s unflinching support.

“We have about five of them contesting and we have given all of them opportunity to address us. My expectation from them is that they will excel because they will apply the unique training of a lawyer in addressing socio-economic and political problems of the country.

“You know that the legal profession is a respectable one because it trains people in character and in learning and by the grace of God, I expect all the best from them. They should perform well like we already have templates across the country. They had done well as lawyers, so I am sure that they will definitely perform if elected in their respective offices of aspiration,” Dafer stated.

Voting for candidates

He added: “Lawyers are agents of change; we have gone around educating voters to make good use of the forthcoming elections by participating massively and voting for candidates of their choice.”

Immediate past NBA Vice-President, Mr. Steve Abar, said Plateau State was privileged to have Lalong as a governorship candidate.
According to him, “I say this because he is a quintessential leader, a gentleman per excellence, an epitome of humility, a selfless leader who cherishes the virtues of honesty, modesty, truth and genuine service.


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