No rift between Lalong and I, says Senator Dadu’ut
The Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District, Prof Nora Ladi Dadu’ut, has dispelled the rumoured rift between her and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong.
Prof Dadu’ut, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state made this known while addressing reporters in Jos.
She said Governor Lalong has always supported her politically and that she respects the governor so much.
Daduut said there was never a time she fell out with Governor Lalong.
“I want to 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.
“I, Senator (Prof) Nora Ladi 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.
“What happened in Namu District of Quaanpan Local Government Council on the 28th April, 2022 was an act of criminality by hoodlums, dissident enemies of progress and detractors protesting the arrest of some suspected criminals. Unfortunately, my entourage, including that of the members of the NUJ who went to cover my event got caught up in it.”
“I want to use this medium to say that no rift whatsoever exists between me Senator (Prof) Dame Nora Ladi Dadu’ut, the Senator representing Plateau South and the State Governor, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong.”
“Governor Simon Lalong has been very supportive and I do appreciate all his support thus far. Any rumour that I have been threatened by Governor Lalong is baseless, false and a mere blackmail which should be disregarded.”
Senator Dadu’ut pledged to continue to do more for the people of her Senatorial district while in the Senate.