The All Progressive Congress (APC) leaders under the aegis of the North Central APC Forum has again called the president-elect, Bola Tinubu to pick the Director General of his presidential campaign, Simon Lalong as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
According to the group, appointing Lalong as the SGF will also ensure equity and fairness in the incoming administration where all sides will be motivated and stimulated.
Speaking on behalf of the forum in Jos the after their emergency meeting the chairman, Alhaji Saleh Mandung Zazzaga, said Lalong has done a lot for the APC, the north, as the chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Plateau State and the emergence of Tinubu as the president.
“Governor Simon Lalong has sacrificed a lot for APC, the North, the nation at large and good governance in the country. He is a man of peace, an achiever and a detribalized leader. Another interesting thing about him is his role in the APC presidential activities.
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“Our forum and other groups and prominent individuals canvassed for him to be considered for the presidency as the north central with all its contribution to the democratic entrenchment and growth in the country has not gotten that opportunity for decades now. Our push for him didn’t succeed and we began canvassing for him as running mate to the president since the south was agreed upon eventually.
“So for all the efforts Lalong has put in and more, he deserves the position of the SGF. Not that he merely deserves it, but he is competent and will bring in his initiative, quality and leadership capacity to support the administration advance their cause and move the nation forward,” he said.