•Lalong and Tinubu
The Minister of Labour, Simon Lalong has tendered his resignation from President Bola Tinubu’s government.
He submitted his resignation letter at the federal executive council meeting held today.
His resignation is for him to resume as the senator representing Plateau South Senatorial district.
This followed reclaiming his mandate as he received his Certificate of Return (CoR) from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) earlier this year.
Recall that the Court of Appeal in September sacked People’s Democratic Party’s Bali Napoleon and declared Lalong as the Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial district.
The three-man panel of the Appeal Court led by Justice Williams Daudu affirmed the decision of the Tribunal regarding the election’s outcome.
But the National Assembly and State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Jos had, on September 11, declared Lalong, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the Senator-elect representing Plateau South, and sacked Bali based on irregularities in the PDP primaries that produced him.