Group urges NJC to beam searchlight on Plateau election tribunal over contradictory judgements

A pro-democracy group, Peace and Good Governance Advocates (PEGGA), has called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to focus its searchlight on the Plateau Election Petition Tribunal over conflicting and contradicting judgements.

The National Coordinator of the group, Mani Immam, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, warned that the judgments issued by the same state election petition tribunal could boomerang into a popular uprising.

He said the call was to ensure that the existing peace in Plateau was not consumed through the actions of a few “errant officers and their political collaborators.”

According to him, there is a limit to which the populace can endure electoral manipulations.

“We are calling on NJC to put a special focus on Plateau to prevent the state and the country from unnecessary tension, on account of contradictory and conflicting judgments.

“While we are non-partisan, we are, however, afraid that this judicial gambit is increasingly raising tension in the Plateau,” he said. 

The group leader, therefore, called on judicial authorities to be mindful of the ongoing developments so as to avoid unnecessary crises in the state.


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