Tinubu accepts Lalong’s resignation

Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has accepted the resignation of the minister of labour and employment Simon Lalong.

PUNCH reports that a source in the Presidency confirmed this on Monday.

“Lalong has resigned. But it was not at the FEC meeting itself,” the source said.

A Court of Appeal on November 7 ruled that Lalong won the election for Plateau South Senatorial District.

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The newspaper gathered that Lalong, a lawyer and two-term speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, tendered his resignation privately to President Tinubu after last Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House.

The former Plateau State governor is due to be sworn in later this week by Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

Lalong was the director-general of the Tinubu Campaign Organisation.

He ran for the Senate office but lost, according to results by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The ex-governor, however, won the case at the Appeal Court.