September 12, (THEWILL) – The Executive Chairman of Langtang North LGC, Plateau State, Hon. Joshua Ubandoma Laven, has said the state governor, Simon Lalong, is desperate to rig the 2023 elections in the State, describing as very unfortunate, the statement credited to the governor at the weekend in Southern Plateau to the effect that whoever does not want to remain in APC should leave.
Ubandoma said there is nothing on the ground to support Governor Lalong’s claim during the occasion that the APC will win the three Senatorial districts, eight Federal House of Representatives, and all the 24 seats in the Plateau State House of Assembly.
Ubandoma made the disclosure while reacting to Governor Lalong’s outburst at the weekend in Shendam, Plateau South while addressing APC stakeholders saying, “whoever feels disenfranchised should go to court and seek redress because the APC is the Federal Government.
“It means that as DG of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Organisation, they have already concluded plans to rig the 2023 elections in the state. I can assure anybody that with that statement, the Governor is going to find it very tough since he has made it clear that the election is going to be rigged”, Ubandoma noted.
He explained that this is not how a leader should speak, noting that the governor is always making statements that tend to disunite and dismember the state.
Ubandoma has accordingly, cautioned the Governor and urged him to steer clear from the Plateau Southern zone because he would not be able to rig out the will of the people in 2023.
“Governor Lalong cannot succeed in doing that in Southern Plateau because he lacks the capacity and cooperation to do that. With the statement credited to him, we are not going to take it lightly with him. I want the INEC and the general public to know that Governor Lalong and the Federal Government have concluded plans to rig the 2023 general elections in Plateau State because he is the DG Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Organisation”, Ubandoma charged.
In a swift reaction to Hon. Joshua Laven Ubandoma’s claims, the state publicity secretary of the APC, Sylvanus Namang, said the opposition party has already conceded defeat before the election in 2023.
He said, “they are jittery of the ruling party everywhere in the state, even when they have not started campaigns, saying what is happening now is simply testing the microphone by the APC.