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TODAY HEADLINES:Tribunal Have sacks 3 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in Plateau State, declares Opponent (APC), (LP) winners

Three lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State have been sacked by the national and state assembly election petition tribunal..…CONTINUE READING>>>>>

As reported by Daily Trust, these lawmakers are Remvyat Nanbol, Agbalak Adukuchill and Happiness Akawu, representing Langtang central, Rukuba/Iregwe and Pengana constituencies in the state parliament.

The tribunal on Thursday, September 21, ruled that candidates of the Labour Party, Bako Ankala and Yakubu Sanda of the All Progressives Congress (APC), were winners of the election.

Why tribunal sacked 3 PDP lawmakers

Justice Muhammad Tukur, who made the declaration, said the candidates of the PDP were sacked because the party did not legally sponsor them.

The ruling stated that the PDP candidates did not obey a court order mandating them to conduct a ward congress that would further legitimise them as party flagbearers.

Meanwhile, the tribunal held that the petitioners had the locus standi to challenge the participation or inclusion of PDP in the election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was then ordered to withdraw the certificate of return from the PDP candidates’ possession and hand it over to the APC and Labour Party candidates.

Similarly, it was gathered that the tribunal sacked four PDP National Assembly members, including a senator, over party structure.…CONTINUE READING>>>>>

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