..as Courts judgements insist PDP state structure collapsed in 2020
By Musa Baba Adamu
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has gained control of the Plateau house of assembly following a ruling of the court of appeal sitting in Abuja.
The court also declared Nimchak Nansak of the APC as the winner of the Langtang north-north constituency poll for the Plateau state house of assembly.
Following the March 18 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Nannim Langyi, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as winner of the vote.
But in a unanimous judgment on Saturday, the three-member panel of justices set aside the tribunal’s verdict and ruled that Langyi was not qualified to have contested the election.
The court further held that the PDP structure in Plateau collapsed since 2020, adding that the party cannot claim to have a structure to sponsor any candidate to contest an election.
Abang Okon, the lead justice, held that all votes scored by the PDP candidate were wasted and therefore a nullity.
“Nimchak Abel Nansak of the APC, who scored the majority of the lawful votes is hereby declared winner and is returned as the duly elected member of the state house of assembly to represent the good people of Langtang north-north constituency of Plateau state,” the judge said.