The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Simon Lalong as the governor of Plateau State.
Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had filed an appeal at the apex court to challenge the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the election but his appeal was struck out in a unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court delivered by Justice Adamu Galinje.
The Supreme court held that the appellant failed to prove the allegation of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act.
In a similar fashion, the Supreme Court also affirmed the election of Senator Bala Mohammed as the governor of Bauchi State.
Former governor, Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had filed the appeal to challenge the victory of Governor Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the March 9, 2019 poll.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Datijo, the Supreme Court dismissed the APC candidate’s appeal for lacking in merit.