Tribunal nullifies PDP candidate’s victory in Plateau, declares LP winner


The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Jos, Plateau State, on Monday, nullified the election of Peter Gyengdeng, as the lawmaker representing Barkin/Riyom Federal Constituency of the state.

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The tribunal equally declared Fom Chollom of the Labour Party as the validly elected representative for the federal constituency.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Gyengdeng of the People’s Democratic Party winner of the National Assembly poll conducted on February 25, 2023.

But Fom had challenged the PDP candidate’s victory at the tribunal on the ground that he was not validly nominated by his party claiming that PDP had no valid structure in the state at the time of his nomination as a candidate.