The Plateau State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has affirmed the election of Caleb Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Governor of Plateau State and dismissed the petition filed by Nentawe Goshwe of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Goshwe had approached the Tribunal challenging the declaration of Mutfwang by INEC as Governor of Plateau State, alleging that Mutfwang was not qualified to contest the election because he was not validly nominated and sponsored by the PDP, as the party had no structure at the time of the election.
However, in its judgment on Friday, the Tribunal dismissed the Petition for lacking in merit.
The Tribunal held that the PDP had a valid structure in place at the time of the election and that Mutfwang was duly nominated and sponsored by the party. The Tribunal also held that the APC failed to prove its allegations of electoral irregularities.
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