Tribunal Declares APC Candidate Winner, Overturns PDP Lawmaker’s Election in Plateau.
The National State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal has made a decisive ruling, overturning the election victory of Timothy Dantong from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and declaring Moses Dachum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the rightful winner of the March 18th election in Riyom state constituency of the Plateau State House of Assembly.
Justice B.M Tukur-led panel, in its decision, cited a crucial factor that led to this outcome. It was determined that at the time of the election, the PDP did not possess a valid structure to nominate a candidate. This conclusion was drawn because the party was still in defiance of a court order issued by Justice S P Gang of Plateau State High Court, dating back to November 26, 2020.
This ruling marks a turning point in the electoral dispute surrounding the Plateau State House of Assembly election, and it has significant implications for the representation of Riyom state constituency.
As more details about the tribunal’s decision emerge, there will likely be increased interest in the consequences of this ruling for the political landscape in Plateau State and the broader implications for the state’s governance.