The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State is not happy with the recent decision made by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal declared Mr. Simon Lalong as the winner of the Plateau South Senate seat, which the PDP disagrees with.
Mr. Chris Hassan, the Chairman of the PDP in Plateau State, expressed his disagreement with the tribunal’s judgement during a press briefing in Jos.
The tribunal, led by Justice M. B. Tukur, announced on Monday that Mr. Simon Lalong won the National Assembly polls held on February 25. Additionally, the tribunal nullified the election of Mr. Peter Gyendeng of the Riyom/Barkin Ladi Federal Constituency and declared Mr. Fom Dalyop of the Labour Party as the winner.
Mr. Gyendeng and Mr. Bali, both from the PDP, challenged the emergence of their opponents, claiming that they were wrongly nominated because the PDP did not have a proper structure at the time of their nomination.
Mr. Hassan strongly rejected the tribunal’s judgement, stating that he believes justice was not served and that the decision does not align with the law or the majority of the people’s interests. He described the judgement as an “electoral robbery” and emphasized that it goes against the will of the people who voted in the election.
Mr. Hassan criticized the tribunal for basing its judgement on the internal issues within the PDP. He believes that the tribunal made an error by considering these issues when delivering its decision in favor of the petitioners.