Ex-Sports Minister Dalung seeks to unseat Reps Beni Lar in 2023


Ex-Sports Minister Dalung seeks to unseat Reps Beni Lar in 2023

Former Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung of the APC is working to unseat PDP’s Rep Beni Lar, the member representing Langtang North/Langtang South in the National Assembly by vying for the seat of the Federal House of Representatives in 2023.

Sources say that Dalung has been busy in recent times holding consultations with critical stakeholders across the two local government areas and beyond to that effect.

“My people of Langtang South have called on me to contest for the position come 2023,which I am still considering their decision, I however thought it wise and imperative to hear from my people in Langtang North too,” Dalung reportedly told Langtang North stakeholders during a meeting with them on Sunday.

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“Leadership is a responsibility, which once taken, should be delivered,” the former minister added.

A source told Periscope International that the Langtang North stakeholders comprising 14 electoral wards, the local government with the largest number of wards in the entire Plateau South Senatorial Zone, endorsed the vocal former minister’s ambition to run for Reps and promised to work for his success.

The source who preferred to remain anonymous said, “Stakeholders from each of the 14 electoral wards resolved to ensure that the Reps Seat is taken over by no other person but the minister come 2023.

“He was successful during his service to the country as a federal minister, as such we believe he will do better in the National Assembly”.

“As a people, we will give Dalung our maximum support when he contests for the position. He constructed a standard stadium for us, he built a dam to provide us with water, he secured employment for many of our children, among others. His track record is indeed exemplary and speaks for itself.

“Dalung is a grassroots man, a Taroh cultural icon, a former chairman of Langtang South LGA and the immediate past minister of sports, so he has all it takes to represent us in the National Assembly,” he added.

However, some observers say that the battle to unseat Rep Ben Lar, a four-time Rep Member and daughter of PDP’s pioneer national chairman and first civilian governor of Plateau State, the late Chief Solomon Lar, is not going to be a tea party, especially as her constituency remains the stronghold of the PDP and she has done a lot for her constituents.

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