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Simon Lalong resumes as Senator in 10th NASS after being sworn in



Simon Lalong takes oath of office as Senator in 10th NASS
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Former Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, former Governor of Plateau State, on Wednesday, resumed as a senator after taking oath of office at Senate plenary, as a lawmaker in the 10th National Assembly, representing Plateau South Senatorial District.

The former Governor of Plateau State had last week resigned his appointment as Minister of Labour and Employment, after he regained victory in the 2023 election through court judgement.

Lalong, in his resignation letter to President Bola Tinubu Tuesday, last week, noted that after exhaustive legal processes, the Court of Appeal declared him as the duly elected Senator, representing Plateau South Senatorial District and directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him the Certificate of Return.

The former governor had declared: “However, after extensive consultations with Your Excellency, critical stakeholders and my constituents, it has become expedient for me to proceed and take my seat at the Red Chambers to continue to contribute to the Renewed Hope agenda of your Government and the growth of our democracy at large”.