Simon Lalong Reacts to Appeal Court Victory in Plateau South Senatorial Election

Simon Lalong’s Reaction to Appeal Court Victory

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, has responded to the Appeal Court’s declaration of his victory in the Plateau South Senatorial election.

Although currently abroad, he expressed his excitement over the development, characterizing it as excellent news and a triumph for democracy and the people.

Confirmation of Tribunal Victory

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja upheld Lalong’s earlier tribunal victory as the Senator representing Plateau South.

The three-member panel of the Appeal Court, led by Justice Williams Daudu, affirmed the Tribunal’s decision regarding the election’s outcome.

Background on the Election

Initially, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Senator Napoleon Bali of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the original poll.

However, the National Assembly and State Election Petitions Tribunal in Jos declared Lalong, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the Senator-elect for Plateau South.

This decision was based on irregularities in the PDP primaries that produced Bali and the party’s failure to comply with a Jos High Court order mandating ward congresses.

Appeal Court’s Confirmation

The Appeal Court’s confirmation of the Tribunal’s decision is a significant development in the Plateau South Senatorial election.

Simon Lalong’s Reaction

Simon Lalong expressed his joy over the court judgment through a post on his X platform account. He revealed that he received the fantastic news in Geneva, and he described the outcome as a win for democracy, unity, and the people.

He also called for collaborative efforts to bring progress and the #RenewedHopeAgenda to their community and the nation.


Simon Lalong’s response to the Appeal Court’s decision reflects his enthusiasm and optimism for the future as the Senator for Plateau South Senatorial District.

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