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Tribunal affirm the election of Lalong

The Plateau State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Plateau, northern Nigeria, confirmed the election of Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressive Congress (APC), the ruling party of Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria News reports that the Plateau state petition court issued its final ruling on the election of the Plateau governor on Wednesday 2 October.

This online news platform includes that the Court rejected the entire petition filed by Jerry Useni and the Democratic People’s Party (PDP), challenging Governor Lalong’s statement as the winner of the election of the state governor on March 9th Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Latestalert recalls that a court had asked INEC to allow the PDP to examine the electoral materials used during the elections, a ruling that the PDP used at the time described as “a bold move in the pursuit of justice”.

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