Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong said he needs only 2000 votes out of 49000 to claim victory in the supplementary election coming this Saturday.
Recall that The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Plateau governorship election inconclusive, because the vote difference between the incumbent Governor and his challenger, Senator Jeremiah Useni was less than the cancelled votes.
The governor said that Mangu which had about 25000 registered voters for the supplementary election remains his stronghold.
“I had won in those areas before the votes were cancelled because of issues of over-voting and card reader failure.” He stated.
“The coast is very clear for me. I am going for just 2000 votes.
It will be stupid for me to lose election with 2000 votes with the popularity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on ground and what I have done for the state.
We have 49000 registered voters in those places that the election will be conducted and I am leading with almost 45000.
What magic will they do in those places?” Lalong said while speaking in an interview with the newsmen in Jos capital city of the State.