Dimka remains Plateau Central senator




The Plateau National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition tribunal has dismissed a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the election of Senator Hezekiah Dimka of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Senator representing Plateau Central in the February 23 election.

Delivering judgment, the tribunal chairman, Justice J.I. Nwoye, dismissed the petition filed by a former boss of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Mr David Paradang, of the PDP.

Paradang had prayed the tribunal to declare him winner of the election following an alleged election malpractice that characterised the election.

But Justice Nwoye, held that the petitioners could not prove any of the allegations and therefore held that the petition was incompetent.

The tribunal, therefore, expunged all evidence presented by the PDP from its record.

“This honourable tribunal has to expunge all the petitioners evidence because they failed to prove all. Consequently, this petition is therefore struck out and dismissed for lacking in merit”, Nwoye held. (NAN)




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