The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Taraba State has won all local government election cases at the appeal tribunal.Party counsel, John Okezie, said the verdicts showed that democracy was still the best system of government.
He said the victory did not come as a surprise as the appellants had no concrete case.His words: “In dismissing their cases, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Joel Agya, said they lack merit and are incompetent.”The cases involved four local governments chairmanship and 12 councillorship seats.
Reacting, PDP Chairman in the state, Victor Kona said the All Progressives Congress, APC, was dead in the state. He notedd that the opposition was in disarray and did not have a place in the state politics.Kona mocked APC members who got federal appointment, noting that they were not strong at home.“Everyone knows that we cannot have opposition in this state. They are dead”, he boasted.
Members of the appeal tribunal included Justice Joel Agya of the High Court of Justice who served as Chairman.Others were Justice Nuhu Adi, Justice Alfred Yakubu, Justice Musa Babajo and Barrister Mike Tyonongo.
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