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Plateau governorship tribunal to deliver judgment today


The Plateau State Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal is set to deliver its judgment today, Friday, September 22, 2023, on the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, Nentawe Yiltwatda, challenging the victory of Governor Caleb Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 18, 2023, gubernatorial election.

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The APC had approached the tribunal alleging over-voting, non-accreditation of voters, and other irregularities during the election.

The tribunal had earlier dismissed a petition filed by the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Alfred Dabwan, against Governor Mutfwang, where he sought the nullification of the poll over the alleged exclusion of the party’s logo on the ballot paper.

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Ahead of the tribunal’s judgment today, tension is simmering in the bustling city of Jos and its environs as residents brace themselves for the outcome of the case.

The State High Court complex, which houses the tribunal, is already a focal point, with nearby recreational centres ordered to stay closed on Friday.

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Security presence has also been significantly heightened, ensuring a smooth and secure process during this critical juncture in Plateau State’s political landscape.