Plateau: Tribunal upholds Lalong’s victory, dismisses Pwajok’s petition

The Plateau State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has affirmed the victory of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State in the April 11 governorship poll.

Gyang Pwajok of the Peoples Democratic Party and his party had dragged Lalong of the All Progressives Congress, before the tribunal, alleging irregularities in the April poll, asking the panel to nullify the election and declare Pwajok the winner.

The tribunal, which ruled on the petition some minutes ago in Jos, the state capital, dismissed the petitioners’ petition for lacking in merit.

Security operatives, which said they were acting on the order of the panel, had earlier barred journalists from entering the court room.

No reason was given for the action.

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