THE Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and that of the All Progressives Congress have each approached the election petitions tribunal, accusing each other of mischief in the 2019 general elections.
Meanwhile, the Plateau Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has ordered INEC to release election materials to the Peoples Democratic Party for scrutiny.
A statement issued by chairman, Media and Publicity Committee of the PDP, Mr. Abraham Yiljap, on Tuesday in Jos, said that the tribunal had also ordered INEC to release the Certified True Copies of the election results to the party.
“The tribunal’s action followed the ‘very urgent’ application filed by the PDP counsels on Monday, April 1, 2019, requesting it to compel INEC to release the documents for inspection, ” the statement read.
NAN reports that though the three-member tribunal had two members at its Monday session, it was yet to fix a date for its inaugural sitting.
Already, the PDP legal team has filed 10 petitions before the tribunal handling the case arising from National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections.
”The cases were all filed within the time specified and have been duly acknowledged,” Yiljap said.
He said that the PDP legal team had also been served with six cases filed against it by the APC, with five bordering on National Assembly elections.
“Three petitions concern seats from the northern senatorial zone, while the central and southern zones have one each,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the PDP governorship candidate in the election, Senator Jerry Useni, has hailed the tribunal’s order on the inspection of the materials, describing it as “a bold move in the pursuit of justice.” (NAN)
– Apr. 2, 2019 @ 17:35 GMT |