The Election Petitions Tribunal in Plateau State has had its inaugural sitting. The tribunal is divided into two panels for easy and timelydetermination of the petitions challenging theoutcome of the electionconducted by the Independent ElectoralCommission (INEC) on March 28 and April 11, respectively.
While one of the panel is to determine the governorship petition, theother would eal with petitions arising from the elections ofthe National and State Houses of Assembly.
At the court section, Daily Times gathered that the tribunal had inits record seven (7) petitions, challenging the elections and resultof the senatorial elections conducted for Plateau North and South
Senatorial Districts and petitions challenging the House ofRepresentatives’ election results for Wase, Jos South, Jos East,Mikang-Shendam-Quanpan, and Mangu-Bokkos Federal House of Assembly.
Mrs. AyisaSambo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Plateau North Senatorial District and Gen. John Shagaya,the APC candidate for Plateau Southern Senatorial Districts, arechallenging 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 candidateSen. GNS Pwajok, Mr. Peter Obishai (SAN), told the tribunal of theirintention to file a case. Obishai said it had to file a suit to the tribunal to enable it grant the party leave to access andinspect documents in the custody of INEC.