BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Third Plateau PDP Federal Lawmaker, Declares LP's Candidate Winner

BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Third Plateau PDP Federal Lawmaker, Declares LP's Candidate Winner

  • The tribunal in Jos has nullified the electoral victory of Dachung Bagos, the PDP member of the House of Representatives representing the Jos South/Jos East constituency
  • The tribunal ruled on Tuesday, September 12, that Bagos was not validly nominated by the PDP and declared the LP candidate, Ajang Alfred, as winner of the poll
  • This makes it the third time in Plateau state that the tribunal has nullified the election victories of PDP candidates

Jos, Plateau state - The national assembly elections petitions tribunal sitting in Jos, Plateau state, has nullified the election of a two-term member of the House of Representatives in the state, Dachung Musa Bagos.

Bagos, who represents Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency, was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the February 25 National Assembly poll.

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Again, the tribunal sacks PDP reps in Plateau state. Photo credit: @dachungbagos
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Tribunal sacks two-term lawmaker

Nullifying Bagos’s election on Tuesday, September 12, the tribunal declared the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Ajang Alfred, as the rightful winner of the election, The Punch reported.

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The court ruled that the PDP candidate was not validly nominated by his party to contest the poll, Jos-based JayFM also noted.

Bagos is the third PDP candidate whose elections had been nullified in the state by the tribunal in recent months.

The other two are Senator Napoleon Bali who represents Plateau South, and Peter Gyengdeng who represents Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency.

Tribunal declares LP Chollom winner

Earlier, Legit reported that the tribunal sitting in Jos, Plateau state, set aside the election victory of Gyengdeng.

The tribunal in a ruling on Monday, September 11, declared Fom Chollom of the LP as the validly elected representative for the federal constituency.

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Tribunal declares Tinubu's minister Lalong as winner

In another related news, Legit reported that the National and State Petition Election Tribunal sitting in Jos declared the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, the Plateau South Senatorial Election winner.

The tribunal gave the judgement after sacking Senator Bali of the PDP.

The court nullified the election of Bali, who was declared winner of the February 25 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


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