Appeal Court Dismisses PDP’s application to stall local election

The Court of appeal sitting in Jos the Plateau state Capital in central Nigeria has dismissed the People’s Democratic Party, PDP’s application restraining the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission, PLASIEC from conducting local government elections in the state on Saturday October 9,  2021.

This paves the way for the local government election to hold with only the ruling All Progressives Congress participating.

Earlier, Counsel to PDP Edward Pwajok (SAN) had threatened the state electoral commission to appeal a judgment delivered by Justice Ishaku Kunda of High Court IV, Jos, against it, after he challenged the party’s exclusion from the Oct. 9 local government elections.

But Chief Garba Pwul (SAN), the counsel to Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), said on Wednesday in Jos that it was within the legal rights of the PDP eto file an appeal case.

“We are ready to meet them at the appellate court. We are far from being worried that PDP is appealing the judgement delivered by the High Court,” he’s reported to have said.

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