Tribunal judgement declaring Lalong winner ‘strange’


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau has rejected the judgement of the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal that gave the Plateau South Senate seat to Mr Simon Lalong.

Its Chairman, Mr Chris Hassan, rejected the judgement while briefing newsmen  on Tuesday in Jos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tribunal chairman,  Justice M. B. Tukur, on Monday declared Lalong winner of the Feb. 25 national assembly polls.

It also nullified the election of Mr Peter Gyendeng of Riyom/Barkin Ladi Federal Constituency and declared Fom Dalyop of the Labour Party (LP), who came second, as the winner.

The duo had approached the tribunal to challenge the emergence of Napoleon Bali and Gyendeng, both of the PDP, as Senator and House of Representatives member respectively.

The tribunal, in knocking off the winners, relied on the petitioners’ claim that they were wrongly nominated as the PDP had no structure when they emerged as its candidates.


Source: Vanguard Newspaper