Plateau Governorship Tribunal: PDP Wins First Stage

Plateau Governorship Tribunal: PDP Wins First Stage

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Plateau state chapter had an upper hand, on Wednesday, August 5, against the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the state's governorship election tribunal.

The tribunal dismissed attempts by the APC to block the PDP from tendering vital documents to defend its case.

Senator Gyang Pwajok, the PDP governorship candidate in the last governorship elections is challenging the victory of Mr Simon Bako Lalong of the APC at the polls for alleged foul plays in the elections.

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In a recent tribunal sitting, counsel to the petitioner (PDP) had pleaded to the tribunal to present documents for inspection by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to buttress the case. But this was strongly objected to by the respondent’s counsel who noticed that allowing the documents to be tendered will endanger their case.

The APC candidate, Simon Bako Lalong won the 2015 gubernatorial election in Plateau state with 564, 913 votes as against the PDP's candidate who scored 520, 627 votes.

Source: Legit

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