The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Bako Lalong, who has since assumed duty as minister, has now been declared winner as Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial area, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This followed the nullification of the election of Senator Napoleon Bali of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) today, September 11, by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in the State.
In an unanimous judgement, the Tribunal
said that the PDP, having no structure, lacked the right to have taken part in the election.
The Plateau State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting at Jos High Court, however, reserved date for judgement into the suit filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Nentawe Yiwatda against Governor Caleb Mutfwang of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The petitioners, in a suit no: EPT/PL/Gov/03/2023 between Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe and APC are challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 1st Respondent, Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, 2nd Respondent, and his political party, PDP, 3rd Respondent.