Reps Bagos heads to the Appeal court to retain seat
House of Representatives member, Mr Dachung Musa Bagos, has faulted the decision of the Plateau State Election Petition Tribunal, which declared his election in the 2023 poll null and void.
Bagos in a statement, disclosed that he would approach the Court of Appeal to uphold his victory at the polls.
Calling on his constituents and party faithfuls to remain calm, he described the decision by the tribunal as a travesty of justice.
He noted: “Democracy is for the people, and with the people I will always stand. The outcome of the Election Tribunal against the mandate of the good people of Jos South, Jos East Federal Constituency raises a lot of questions.
“Can a mandate with an overwhelming winning vote of over 95,000 against 31,000 be a mere academic exercise? It clearly shows that the wishes of the people don’t really matter for reasons of unfounded interests.
“Previous tribunal judgements have held that only party members or the party itself have the locus standi to challenge the nomination and sponsorship of a candidate.
“Furthermore, such issues are pre-election matters, I can’t help but wonder why this panel thought differently.”
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