Plateau youth group vows support for Lalong
A youth group operating under the aegis of Plateau Vanguard for Progressive Change has pledged to support Governor Simon Lalong in his desire to transform the state.
The group in a media chat said it was rallying support for Governor Lalong because he deserves commendation and sincere support from all sundry.
The spokesperson of the group, Philip Eplong, said the governor has exhibited good leadership, stewardship and accountability and therefore deserved another chance come 2019.
Eplong said: “Lalong has brought smiles to the faces of many.
“He performed credibly so much so and has become a household name and a symbol of hope irrespective of tribe, race, creed or religion.
“The people of Plateau State, especially the youth, are with him.
“We see Governor Lalong as a detribalized personality that believes in a united Plateau State of our dream by championing very important issue of promoting peaceful coexistence amongst the people of the state.
Eplong promised to partner with the state government in the area of dissemination of information.
He added: “The governor also organized Jos 2016 trade fair, hosted Nigerian Union of Journalists NEC meeting and pharmaceutical international conference to boost the local and international acceptance of the state, to eliminating of all forms of discrimination against the people of Plateau. “
Eplong commended the governor for carrying out several developmental projects in the state, especially in the area of education, infrastructure and poverty reduction.
In his response, Lalong’s Special Adviser, Dan Manjang, applauded the initiative and promised to partner with the group in the area of information dissemination.
Manjang stressed the need for the youths be given the opportunity to developed themselves so that they can contribute positively to the development of their communities.
Manjang expressed government’s readiness to give all the necessary support to the group or any association that is progressive minded.
He added that mass exodus of politicians who are leaving the Peoples Democratic Party was due to the quality of governance the All Progressives Congress is offering to citizens of the state.