Plateau State PDP Governorship candidate rejects results of the governorship polls conducted in the state


Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State, Jeremiah Useni, has rejected the results of the governorship polls conducted in the state on March 9 and 23, 2019 in which the candidate of the All Progressives Congress and incumbent governor of the state, Simon Lalong, emerged victorious

The PDP candidate’s rejection of the poll results came a few hours after INEC had declared Lalong winner of the election on Sunday.

INEC Returning Officer in the state, Richard Kimbir, who announced the results after the supplementary poll held on Saturday, said Lalong polled a total of 595,582 votes to defeat 23 other candidates, including the PDP standard-bearer, Jeremiah Useni, who scored 546,813.

But Useni, who addressed a Press conference in Jos on Sunday, rejected the announcement, describing it as “an injustice and a temporary setback.

The PDP candidate said that he and his party had decided to head to the tribunal to reclaim the mandate freely given to them by the people.

However, Governor Lalong has thanked the people of Plateau for voting him and asked his rivals to join hands with him to move the state forward.