PLATEAU, Nigeria – The Court of Appeal, Jos Division on Friday, upheld the election of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.
The appellate court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Senator Jeremiah Useni, challenging Lalong’s victory.
Recall that while delivering judgment the Tribunal, led by Justice Halima Salami, had held that the petitioner could not adequately prove their case.
The tribunal also held that the information made in form CF001 by Lalong bothering on the disparity of name, was not fundamental in nature.
It said the petitioners, failed to prove their allegation of electoral irregularities bordering on falsifications of results and over voting against Lalong and the All Progressives Congress (APC).