Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has commended the Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal ruling which affirmed his election.
Lalong in a statement on Tuesday by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Simon Macham, described his victory as one for the entire people of the state.
The governor, who said that his opponents and the entire people of Plateau are all winners, called on his opponents to join hands with him to develop the state.
Lalong said the victory was an affirmation of the mandate freely given to him in the last general elections where his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party won resoundingly.
He said: “The verdict of the election petition tribunal not only affirms our mandate, but also shows that we are all winners.
“The people of the state will now have seamless governance since the distractions of litigations are now settled.
“I wish to extend a hand of fellowship to the opposition PDP to join hands with me to rescue Plateau from underdevelopment, insecurity and poverty and consolidate on the achievements of the last four years.
“There is no winner or loser in this verdict, Plateau is the winner.”