Plateau State election petition tribunal today upheld the candidate of PDP and holding office Governor Caleb Mutfwang as the duly elected governor of the State.
Further reporting by NB said Gov. 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, 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 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.
Credit…… News Band.
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