Group Exonerates Hon Komsol Alphonsus Longgap for the Defeat of Gov Simon Bako Lalong

The Member Representing Shendam/Mikang/Quan’pan Federal Constituency Hon Komsol Alphonsus Longgap has been exonerated from having a hand in the defeat of the Director General of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council Gov Simon Bako Lalong who contested the Plateau South Senatorial Zone seat and lost to PDP candidate AVM Napoleon Bali.

In a statement issued by the Komsol Media and Publicity Team, they described as unfortunate the smear insinuations by a group identified as ‘APC Concerned Group in Shendam’ aimed at tainting the unmatched popularity and acceptance of Hon Komsol Alphonsus Longgap, who according to them delivered both his Polling Unit and Ward to Nigeria’s President Elect, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In their own words they put forward the following for the records:
“1. Hon. Komsol Alphonsus Longgap Alias The Political TEKNI-KAL has been a believer and Footsoldier of Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Presidential Movement since inception and had course to work tirelessly in consonance with other believers of Tinubu’s project in the State, to deliver Plateau delegates to the now President Elect, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu; unlike some afternoon preys and glory takers who never believed in the Tinubu project and worked assiduously for its defeat during the primaries.”

“2. As a consistent faithful of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Presidential Bit, Hon. Komsol Alphonsus Longgap further demonstrated his commitment by making sure Tinubu pulled a total of 140 votes beating his close competitor in the unit the Candidate of Labour Party Peter Obi who scored 65 votes.”

“3. While Hon. Komsol Alphonsus Longgap delivered his Polling Unit and Ward to His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu, some arrow heads of the campaign and their lieutenants not only failed to deliver His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu in their various Polling Units and Wards, but also failed woefully to secure victory for themselves because they have lost touch with the people at the grassroot. As a result of their defeat and rejection by their own people, they have resorted to blaming Komsol for their defeats, instead of healing from their wounds and going back to the people to seek for forgiveness, for the forthcoming Governorship and Houses of Assembly elections. “

“4. It is indeed clear, that these agents sponsoring faceless groups to drag Komsol to the mud, do not have retentive memory to remember that each time they try to bring Komsol down, they end up setting the masses up against them because Hon. Komsol Alphonsus Longgap is grassroot-ted to say the least.”

They advised those accusing Hon Komsol Alphonsus Longgap to “…take their frustrations to the people and leave Komsol out of it, because if they could not secure for themselves victories in the recently conducted elections due to their poor human relations and management, poor performance and service lack of quality service delivery, they should not expect Hon. Komsol to have performed some magical voodoo to deliver them.”

They also challenged the sponsors of the faceless group to display the results of their respective Polling Units and Wards, for the world to know if they delivered APC candidates in their Polling Units, Wards and Local Governments.

They wondered at the contributions of Komsol’s accusers to the Party APC in the State and Southern Plateau, since they could not secure victory for themselves and His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu in their various Polling Units, Wards and Local Governments.

They stressed that Hon. Komsol is not the cause of anyone’s defeat at the polls, hence anyone who looses should have self reflection and stop leaving in self denial.

count | 89

Group Exonerates Hon Komsol Alphonsus Longgap for the Defeat of Gov Simon Bako Lalong

About The Author
- Studied Mass Communication from the University of Jos. He is a Media Consultant, Journalist, a blogger, public relations practitioner and an advocate for social justice.