The Election Petitions Tribunal in Plateau State has had its inaugural sitting. The tribunal is divided into two panels for easy and timely determination of the petitions challenging the outcome of the election conducted by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 28 and April 11, respectively.
While one of the panel is to determine the governorship petition, the other would eal with petitions arising from the elections of the National and State Houses of Assembly.
At the court section, Daily Times gathered that the tribunal had in its record seven (7) petitions, challenging the elections and result of the senatorial elections conducted for Plateau North and South
Senatorial Districts and petitions challenging the House of Representatives’ election results for Wase, Jos South, Jos East, Mikang-Shendam-Quanpan, and Mangu-Bokkos Federal House of Assembly.
Mrs. Ayisa Sambo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Plateau North Senatorial District and Gen. John Shagaya, the APC candidate for Plateau Southern Senatorial Districts, are challenging the victories of Governor Jang and Gen. Jerry Useni respectively.
However, during the Tribunal’s inaugural sitting, on Friday, April 21, counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) guber candidate Sen. GNS Pwajok, Mr. Peter Obishai (SAN), told the tribunal of their intention to file a case. Obishai said it had to file a suit to the tribunal to enable it grant the party leave to access and inspect documents in the custody of INEC.