Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state. Photo: ScanNews

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State is not contemplating defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party, Yakubu Dati, Commissioner for Information and Communication has said.

Dati said in a statement on Thursday in Jos that Lalong has never at any point contemplated leaving the All Progressives Congress.

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“The attention of the Plateau State Government has been drawn to an alleged statement credited to an elder stateman, Amb. Yahaya Kwande, alluding that the Executive Governor of Plateau, Simon Bako Lalong may defect to the People’s Democratic Party.

“There is no truth in the statement and Gov. Lalong who is the sole candidate of the All Progressives Congress governorship primaries, has never contemplated nor discussed such disastrous proposition with anyone,” he said.

According to the commissioner, the clarification became necessary so as not to mislead well meaning citizens who have expressed concern.

He advised the general public to dismiss the evil plot that exists only in the imagination of its promoters.