Tribunal Upholds APC Naalong Victory in Jos

From Yakubu Busari, Jos


Hon. Naanlong

The Plateau State House of Assembly,PLHA, sitting on Thursday has upheld the victory of Member Representing Mikang Constituency and the Majority Leader, Hon. Daniel Jonathan Naanlong of the All Progressive Congress, APC.

It dismissed the petition filed by the PDP’s Theophilus for lack of merit and the failure to prove his case beyond reasonably doubt .

The petitioner, Hon Theophilus had challenged the election held on the 9th March, 2019 which INEC declare Naanlong as the winner on the ground that it was full of irregularities, mutilation of result sheets and over voting.

He was seeking an interim order of the tribunal to quash the election and declare him winner, having scored the highest number of vote cast.

He urged the tribunal to nullify the results from 10 polling units and order a rerun.

The Tribunal explained that the witness paraded by PDP were incompetent and provided no facts or proof of evidence to support the grounds in contention.

According to the judgment ,the candidate failed completely to prove the issued of over voting , falsification and alterations of results.

Responding to the judgment, Hon. Naanlong Jonathan Daniel commended the tribunal for upholding the victory which according to him, is the mandate of people of Mikang constituency .

He urged the people of constituent to expect more dividends of democracy with victory obtained at the court.