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General News of Tuesday, 9 August 2022


2023: He has betrayed his faith, insulted Christendom - Plateau Christian group Lalong

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong

Three reputable Christian groups in Plateau State have disowned Governor Simon Lalong for accepting his nomination as the Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council in preparation for the 2023 general election.

The groups, under the aegis of the Concerned Christians on the Plateau, consist of the executive, women and youth wings of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

Collectively, the Christian groups said Lalong has betrayed his faith, insulted Christendom and sold his conscience by yielding to the party’s Muslim/Muslim ticket.

Recall that the APC presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, had, against all entreaties, shunned Christians and settled for the former governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, a fellow Muslim, as running mate.

This has created an apparent crack in the APC with the majority of Christians across the nation rejecting the party’s presidential ambition.

Speaking on behalf of the groups in a press conference on Monday in Abuja, Rev. Dr Bernard Kyenson, said Lalong has indeed chosen a wrong path.

He added that not only has Lalong been excommunicated from any further church activities, but the governor’s ultimate destination is the abyss.

Speaking on behalf of Christian youths in the state, Rev. James Bot, the President of Jos Christian Youth Forum, said Governor Lalong has lost the respect young people had for him.

According to Bot, Lalong is displaying his true identity knowing fully well that he has nothing to lose after seven years as governor.

On its part, the Plateau Women for Christ Movement said as mothers, they are ashamed of Lalong.

Deaconess Rosemary Dalung, who spoke on behalf of the group, said no mother will be proud of such a son who decided to put his selfish interest ahead of his faith and family.


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