From odeh Ogaji, Jalingo
Taraba State governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Jalingo Saturday, upheld the election of Governor Agbu Kefas of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the duly elected governor of the state.
The three-man panel headed by Justice G.A Sunmonu, dismissed the petition jointly filed by the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) and its governorship candidate, Professor Sani Yahaya for lack of merit.
The Voice reports that the (NNPP), and its governorship candidate in the March governorship election, had filed a petition before the election petitions Tribunal, seeking the cancellation of the March governorship election result in Taraba, alleging that the exercise was characterized by irregularities and non compliance with the 2022 electoral act.
However, the panel of Justice unanimously ruled that the NNPP petition and its governorship candidate lacked constitutional merit, and ruled that the petitioners failed to justify their petition.
Reacting to the judgement, the state Deputy Governor, All Aminu Alkali, described the judgement as an affirmation of the people’s choice.
Alkali called on the opposition to join Governor Kefas Agbu in his strive to transform Taraba State.
The voice also reports that, the NNPP lawyers refused granting audience to journalists and left the court premises in anger.