- Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state
The Plateau State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the petition of the People’s Democratic Party PDP and its candidate at the last governorship election, Senator Jerry Useni.
Useni and the PDP had filed petitions challenging the victory of Plateau state governor and candidate of the APC, Simon Lalong.
INEC had declared Lalong winner of the March 7th election.
Both parties had approached the election tribuna, accusing each other of mischief at the elections in the state.
A court ruling, however asked Nigeria’s electoral commission, INEC, to allow the PDP scrutinise the materials used during the election, a judgement Useni, candidate of the PDP described at the time as ” a bold move in the pursuit of justice.”