Appeal Court upholds Lalong’s election as governor
By our correspondent
The Appeal Court, sitting in Jos, the capital of Plateau State on Friday upheld the election of Simon Lalong as the duly elected Governor of the state.
In the lead judgement delivered by Honourable Justice Adumein Otisi, the court dismissed the appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Jeremiah Useni for lack of merit, thereby reaffirming the victory of Governor Simon Lalong.
The sum of N200,000 is also awarded as cost in favour of the Governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Plateau State Election Tribunal had earlier in October upheld the election victory of Lalong.