Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has sworn-in eleven newly elected local government chairmen, few hours after the state electoral commission declared them winners of the council polls conducted on Wednesday.
The elections which were conducted in thirteen of the seventeen local governments after the state government left out four others – Jos North, Jos South, Riyom and Barkin-Ladi – citing prevailing security situation.
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Lalong, while swearing-in the chairmen, said that he was mindful of the dispute created by the outcome of the polls,and advised those feeling aggrieved to channel their grievances to the Election Petitions Tribunal.
He urged the chairmen to strive to improve the living standards of their constituents and initiate measures to shore up the revenue profile of their areas.
By: DORCAS GWANI /JOS