JUST IN: Heavy Police Presence as Appeal Court Set Rules on Plateau Guber Election Appeal

There is a heavy security presence at the venue of the Court of Appeal in Abuja ahead of today’s judgment in the Plateau governorship election appeal case.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have been deployed to maintain order within the venue.

The appeal was filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Nentawe Goshwe, challenging the declaration of Caleb Mutfwang of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the March 18 election.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Mutfwang of the PDP the winner of the gubernatorial election with 525,299 votes, while Goshwe was credited with 481,370 votes.

Goshwe subsequently petitioned the Election Tribunal, alleging irregularities in the conduct of the PDP primaries and seeking to nullify Mutfwang’s election.

However, the Tribunal dismissed the petition, ruling that it lacked merit.

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