Simon Lalong to dump Tinubu’s Ministerial Position for Senatorial seat

Minister of Labour and Employment Simon Lalong is set to dump President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s cabinet position.

The development comes as Lalong picked up his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the valid Plateau South Senatorial seat winner.

The Court of Appeal had sacked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s Bali Napoleon, and declared Lalong the Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial Zone.

The court held that it found no reason to set aside the judgement of the Plateau State National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal, which had, on September 11, declared Lalong, the immediate past governor of the state, as the authentic winner of the senatorial contest.

According to the appellate court, the evidence before it showed that Bali, declared the senatorial seat winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was not a bona fide candidate in the election.

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