Tuesday 25 July 2023


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The National/State Houses of Assembly Tribunal has further adjourned Petition No: EPT/PL/HR/08/2023, filed by, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Baba Hassan (The former Deputy Speaker of the Plateau State House Assembly), who is challenging the conduct of the House of Representatives election for Jos/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau State by INEC, on the 25th of February 2023, to the 27th of July, 2023 for the Adoption of Counsel Final Written Address.

You would recall that, also as Respondents to the Petition are, Hon. Musa Agah (the declared winner of the election) the PDP, the PRP and its candidate, Mohammad Adamu Alkali.

The adjournment came owing to the explanation of the Counsel to the 1st Respondent (INEC) P. A. Okereke (Esq) that they were only served the Petitioners’ Final Written Address only yesterday and would need time to respond to the process.


The Petition No: EPT/PL/SHA/10/2023, filed by Abdul Adamu Yanga, challenging the victory of Sani Abubakar idris has been adjourned to the 21st day of August, 2023, for the Adoption of Counsel’s Final Written Address, as the 2nd and 3rd Respondents closed their cases today.

The Petition filed by Thoedore Bala Maiyaki has also been adjourned to the 26th of July for further hearing today, after the Petitioners called one Dele N. Langkwap to testify in favour of the Petitioners. The witness however, during cross-examinations was confronted with several Court Judgments, from the Federal High Court (FHC) to the Court of Appeal (CoA).

In a different development, during an on-the-spot interview with Journalists at the Court premises, Hon. Doeyok Cornelius Representing the good people of Qaanpan State Constituency of Plateau State has expressed confidence with the judiciary and the Panel hearing the Petition filed against him.

He said the Judiciary is the last hope of the common man and that, he believes he will come out victorious in the hearing of the ongoing Petition.

“While the Petition hearing is going on, I call on all members and citizens in my Constituency to remain calm because I am sure of my victory to retain their mandate”. Hon. Cornelius added.

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