The Court of Appeal in Abuja has declared the victory of Simon Mwadkwon, the Senate Minority Leader, in the Plateau North senatorial election on February 25, null and void.
The Appeal Court has instructed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to organize a fresh election within the next 90 days.
This decision was made in response to the appeals filed by Chris Giwa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Gyang Zi of the Labour Party (LP).
Giwa and Zi disagreed with the judgment of the National/State Election Petitions Tribunal in Jos, Plateau State, which had previously confirmed Mwadkwon of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the rightful winner of the senatorial election.
They argued that Mwadkwon was not eligible to run for the election because the PDP did not have a proper structure.
In the lead judgment, Justice E. Daudu stated that the PDP did not fully comply with the High Court order, as 12 local government areas did not participate in the party congress.