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Another Minister joins 2023 race

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, has declared her intention to contest for the Plateau South Senatorial seat in the…

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, has declared her intention to contest for the Plateau South Senatorial seat in the 2023 general elections.
Tallen’s entry into the race swells the number of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet members who are eyeing different positions in 2023.
The minister will battle Governor Simon Lalong, who is believed to be also interested in the senatorial seat. Lalong will serve out his two terms next year.
Plateau South Senatorial District covers six local government areas namely, Langtang North, Langtang South, Mikang, Qua’anpan, Shendam, and Wase.
The incumbent senator, Prof. Nora Dadu’ut, is said to have decided not to run for the position come 2023, paving the way for the minister to throw her hat into the ring.
Tallen had previously served as a councillor, commissioner and deputy governor.