By TERYIMA ANDREW-
The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Jos, Plateau state has affirmed the elections of governor Simon Lalong as the athentic governor of Plateau state.
The Judgement was delivered by Justice Halima Salami, on Wednesday; the Tribunal quashed almost all prayers of the Peoples Demonstric Party (PDP) and its candidate, Sen. Jeremiah Useni.
In an interview, Deputy Governor of Plateau state, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, who was present at the tribunal said their victory is divine.
The deputy governor stressed that “the tribunal has spoken, God has spoken.”
The All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman in Plateau state, Hon. Latep Dabang, who spoke at the premises of the tribunal said the victory is for the entire Plateau citizens.
Hon. Dabang noted that the APC administration in the state will run an all inclusive government.
Earlier, counsel to governor Simon Lalong, Pius Akuboh, (SAN) said the Judgement has justified the decision of the electoral commission which earlier declared Lalong victorious at the polls.
Speaking on alledged non qualification of the APC candidate (Simon Lalong) as earlier claimed by the PDP conusel; Barrister Akuboh said the tribunal affirmed that Lalong is qualified to contest the governorship election.
“The Tribunal was just to all, because all issues brought before it were dealt with accordingly.”
Meanwhile, one of the PDP counsel Edward Pwajok, (SAN) told Journalists that his clients will appeal the Judgement.
Barrister Edward Pwajok, said PDP team of Lawyers are not satisfied with the Judgement of the tribunal.
The 6 hour Judgement was delivered under tight securities, as political party thugs who besieged the Tribunal area were not allowed asses into the premises.
Most PDP members left the tribunal in droves, as their mood changed.