Governor Simon Lalong ethnic group the Gomai, predominantly found in Southern Plateau State have declared support for the Governor and his acclaimed godfather, Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.
This the group says is with a view toconsolidate the place of Plateau in the comity of progressive States.
“We hereby endorse the Rt Hon Dr. Simon Lalong Bako Lalong and his rescue administration for a second term in office as the governor of Plateau state under the platform of the All Progressive Congress APC with the view to consolidating the place of Plateau among the comity of progressive states in Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari as President in the forthcoming elections," President of the Gomai Unity and Development Organization (GUDO), Barr. Bala Maiyaki said during a Press Conference in Jos on Monday.
According to the group, governor Lalong and President Buhari have met the expectations of Nigerians with their performances in government.
The group however called for peaceful polls whilst calling o sociocultural group of the governor Simon Lalong ethnic group the “Gamai” speaking people of Plateau state have endorsed the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari and Simon Lalong for a second term in office.
“We hereby endorse the Rt Hon Dr. Simon Lalong Bako Lalong and his rescue administration for a second term in office as the governor of Plateau state under the platform of the All Progressive Congress APC with the view to consolidating the place of Plateau among the comity of progressive states in Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari as President in the forthcoming elections.”
It added that “GUDO expressly stresses its firm support for the Lalong/Tyoden team in their re-election bid.”
President Gamai Unity and Development Organization (GUDO) Bar Bala Maiyaki who read the press text of the press conference endorsed the candidature of Buhari and Lalong during a press conference at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Plateau state council, press centre hall on Monday in Jos.
According to the group, governor Lalong and President Buhari have met the expectations of Nigerians with their performance in governance.
It said the endorsement of governor Lalong was due to hi developmental stride in completing abandoned projects by his predecessors.
The group however called on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to  ensure the "unimpeded conduct of free and fair elections where every vote counts.”