By Celestine Ihejirika, Jalingo
The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Taraba State Chapter has called on the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jalingo Taraba State to cancel the March, 2023 Governorship election result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in favour of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)….CONTINUE READING
Counsel to NNPP, Bar. Ibrahim Isiaku (SAN) stated this Monday while answering questions from Journalists shortly after hearing at the Tribunal.
According to Isiaku, there were non accreditation of Voters during the election in some Polling Units, there were more votes than the number of people accredited with results altered which he emphasized reduced the scores of NNPP and increased those of other Parties, an indication that results declared from those Polling Units were null and void.
Isiaku maintained that the results declared generally by INEC was characterized with malpractices and over voting. “INEC had already mentioned in its reports that collation was marred with violence caused as a result of gunshots between the Police and Nigeria Army”, he said.
He added that INEC was subjected to tension which forced them to declare results in favour of PDP.
In a shift reaction, Counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Bar. Emeka Okoro (SAN) called on the Tribunal to dismiss the petition of NNPP saying it lacks evidence….CONTINUE READING
our correspondent who was at the tribunal reports that the case was adjourned till further notice adding that a new date will be communicated to both parties.