- The Taraba state governorship election petition tribunal has upheld the victory of Governor Agbu Kefas
- The tribunal gave the ruling after dismissing the petition challenging the victory of the PDP candidate
- According to the tribunal, Kefas was duly elected in the March 18 governorship election in Taraba
The three-man panel ruled that Kefas of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was validly elected during the March 18 governorship election in Taraba state, Channels TV reported.
The tribunal dismissed the petition challenging the election of Kefas for lack of merit.
As reported by Daily Trust, the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Professor Sani Yahaya, had filed a petition against the PDP and Governor Kefas, seeking the annulment of the governor’s victory.
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The PDP and the NNPP counsels were present in the court as the tribunal delivered its judgment.
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