Politics

Plateau senator concedes seat to Gov Lalong

By Tunde Joshua

Senator representing Plateau South senatorial district, Prof. Nora Dadu’ut, has conceded her senatorial seat to the state governor, Simon Lalong.

The university teacher turned politician confirmed to journalists on Friday in Jos that she had no intention of running for the second time in the Senate.

Prof Dadu’ut in a statement made available to Senate Correspondents in Abuja said she is leaving the seat for other I tested persons to contribute their own quota to the development of the southern senatorial district.

Dadu’ut, who said a term is enough for her, said that Gov. Lalong will replace her to continue the legislative business at the Red Chambers in 2023.

She said her support for the governor is expected as Lalong has always supported her throughout her political sojourn.

The senator on the occasion used the opportunity to clear the air on the purported rift between her and the governor, describing such as a ploy by her detractors to unsettle political harmony in the senatorial district.

She explained that political detractors have always wanted her to fall out with her political godfather who has given her the opportunity to explore the National Assembly, The Trumpet gathered.

She said it will be unwise for her to snub her political mentor just to fulfil the selfish wishes of political enemies who do not like the face of Governor Lalong.

According to her: “Let me use this opportunity to clear the air on some ongoing rumours and unverified reports carried by some online and electronic media alleging that I am seeking re-election and have been denied the opportunity by some major political actors in the State and that I was attacked and threatened to back down from the race of the Senatorial seat.

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“I Senator Nora Dadu’ut want to emphatically stress that I have never contemplated seeking re-election at any point in time, nor endeavoured to procure a nomination/Interest form for the Plateau South Senatorial District race.

“Secondly, I have never informed anyone that my life was threatened because of the Senatorial seat I currently occupy.

“I want to use this medium to say that no rift whatsoever exists between me and the Governor.

“Governor Lalong has been very supportive and I do appreciate all his support thus far.

“Any rumour that I have been threatened by Lalong is baseless, false and a mere blackmail which should be disregarded”, she said

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