JUST IN: Tribunal affirms Mutfwang as duly elected gov of Plateau
The election petition tribunal sitting in Plateau State, has upheld the election of Caleb Mutfwang as the duly elected governor of the State.
Mutfwang, who contested the election under the Peoples Democratic Party—PDP, was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission—INEC after defeating the All Congress—APC candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda.
Not satisfied with the outcome of the poll, Mr Nentawe Yilwatda, had approached the tribunal, urging it to declare him winner of the poll on the grounds that the PDP does not have structure and there was reported case of over voting.
The petitioner also asked the court to include the votes of the 14 polling units rejected by INEC.
While delivering judgement, the tribunal headed by Justice. R. Irele-Ifineh, ruled that the issues raised by the petitioner on party structure were pre-election matters and the petitioners lacked the jurisdiction to challenge it.
The tribunal also held that PDP actually held a repeat congress on the 25th of September, 2021, in compliance with the order of the Jos High Court delivered by Justice S.P.Gang.
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