By TERYIMA ANDREW-
The 2019 governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Jos, the Plateau state capital has reserved Judgement between the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Gen. Jeremiah Useni and the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, the governor of Plateau state, Mr. Simon Lalong, till today, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019.
The panel of judges at the tribunal has set aside today Wednesday, to decide who truly won the 2019 gubernatorial elections in Plateau state.
It will be recalled that the said governorship election in Plateaus state ended as re-run, following inconclusive polls at the earlier date.
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) had declared Mr. Simon Lalong of the All Progressive Congress (APC) winner of the said elections, with a slim margin between the candidate of the PDP, Gen. Jeremiah Useni, the immediate past Senator who represented Plateau South at the 8th assembly.
As a result, there is tension in Jos, as citizens anxiously awaits the out come of the Judgement today (Wednesday).
A check at the venue of the tribunal early hours of Wednesday indicate that there is a tight security in and around the promises, as most major routes leading to the tribunal has been barricaded to motorists, with heavy security presences.
Spokesman of the Nigerian Police in the state, DSP Terna Tyopve, exclusively told our reporter that security arrangements to protect lives and property during and after the Judgement have been made.
A few Journalists were Teusday, accredited to cover the Judgement.
Already, some PDP supporters in Jos are in high spirit, singing songs of victory, believing that they will be favoured at the tribunal.
It will be recalled that led counsel to the People’s Demonstric Party, PDP and it candidate, Mike Ozokheme, (SAN) had told Journalists at the end of tribunal sitting, during the final written addressees, that the worse case his clients will get at the tribunal shall be a re-run election.
However, his counterpart, the led counsel to APC and it candidate, Garba Pwul, (SAN) had also assured in an interview with Journalists, that the tribunal shall re-affirm the victory of his clients, stressing that PDP has no case.
Should the governorship election tribunal sitting in Jos, tore the part of the 2019 national and state assembly election tribunals, which could not quash any election petition, the APC shall smile home.
Meanwhile, there are anxieties between supporters of both political parties in the state.
It was learnt that the three man panel of judges have been missing since the date for the Judgement was set aside.