- The PDP governorship candidate in Plateau state, Jeremiah Useni, has vowed to proceed to appeal court for judgement
- Useni made the vow after the governorship election petition tribunal affirmed APC candidate, Governor Simon Lalong, as winner
- Useni said most of the tribunal’s findings are in fact in favour of his petition against Lalong
Gen. Jeremiah Useni (rtd), the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in March 2019 governorship election in Plateau state, has rejected the verdict of the state election tribunal.
Recall that the Plateau governorship elections petitions tribunal in Jos threw out Useni's petition and affirmed the election of Governor Simon Lalong on Wednesday, October 2, The Sun newspaper reports.
Useni, in a statement released by his media aide, Hon Yiljap Abraham, said he is heading to the Court of Appeal to renew the case against Lalong.
He claimed that winning against the APC candidate, Lalong, in the appeal court will be possible since most of the tribunal’s findings are in fact in favour of his petition against the governor.
The statement reads: “I am convinced that there are many grounds to appeal the judgement. I have, therefore, instructed the legal team to take all processes with immediate effect and proceed on appeal against the tribunal judgement.
“The bulk of the tribunal’s findings are in fact in favour of my petition, for example, the fact that Governor Simon Bako Lalong did indeed give false information on oath. But surprisingly, the tribunal did not give any consequential order to nullify his election.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the PDP congratulated the governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, for his victory at the state governorship election petition tribunal.
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According to a statement released on Wednesday, October 2, by PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party described the tribunal judgement as a victory for democracy.
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