The Plateau State governor, Hon. Simon Lalong, on Wednesday said that the All Progressive Congress (APC) would soon regain its mandate stolen in the March 28 Plateau North Senatorial elections.
It would be recalled that the immediate, past governor of the state, Jonah Jang, was declared winner of the elections.
Lalong stated this, on Wednesday, while addressing a crowd at Government House, Little Rayfield, following his victory at the tribunal.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Jos, the state capital, on Monday, affirmed the April 11, 2015 election of Lalong.
The chairman of the tribunal, Justice Johnson Candide, dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party
Candidate (PDP) candidate in the election, Gyang Pwajok, for what he called lack of credible evidence to prove his petition.
According to Lalong “the APC in Plateau would not sleep till the Court of Appeal also recover our senatorial mandate from Jang. We are in court because we are confident that we won the elections and we would ensure that our mandate is given to us.
Lalong also offered an olive branch to members of the opposition, stressing that his administration would carry along the 53 tribes along.
“I am not surprised at my victory at the tribunal, because we won the elections…”