May 29: Why Plateau will observe low-key transition – Prof. Tyoden


Following the prevailing security situation that has bedeviled the country; the Plateau State Government has announced that the swearing-in and inauguration of Governor Simon Lalong into office for a second term would be low keyed in solidarity with the Federal Government.

The government equally said the swearing-in ceremony would be without the usual funfair.

This was disclosed by the Chairman Central Planning Committee and Deputy Governor of the State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, while briefing journalists in Jos.

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Tyoden said, “We thank God for the relative peace we are enjoying in Plateau, but we decided to observe the forthcoming inauguration/swearing-in of the second term in office of Governor Simon Lalong in a low key in solidarity with the Federal government due to the insecurity in the country.

“The celebration will be observed in a low key manner; we are taking a cue from the Federal government.”

The Deputy Governor appreciated the people of the state for their support during the recently-concluded general elections.

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He said the activities would begin with Jumaat prayer, golf tournament, church service, pre-inaugural dinner and the inauguration proper on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

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