Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu Reporting
Plateau State, Nigeria
In a significant turn of events, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has secured control of the Plateau State House of Assembly following a ruling by the Appeal Court. The court decision, which led to the ousting of 11 lawmakers from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), cited violations of Section 177 of the 1999 Constitution by the PDP as the basis for their removal.
Truth Live News gathered that the Appeal Court declared the seats of the 11 PDP lawmakers vacant, asserting that the party had contravened constitutional provisions, rendering their candidacies null and void.
According to the court’s judgment, the PDP’s actions amounted to a violation of the electoral process, as outlined in Section 177 of the constitution, which outlines the qualifications for the office of the governor.
The court further stated that the PDP’s disregard for the constitutional provisions led to the wastage of votes cast for the affected lawmakers. Consequently, the APC, as the next leading party in the affected constituencies, has assumed control of the vacated seats, solidifying its majority in the Plateau State House of Assembly.