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Tight security in Jos as tribunal delivers judgment


There is a heavy presence of security personnel in Jos as the Governorship Election Tribunal for Plateau delivers judgement.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who moved round Jos, reports that security personnel were stationed in key locations.

There are also reports that armed security personnel were particularly stationed at the premises of the State High Courts, venue of the judgement.

DSP Alfred Alabo, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state’s command, said that the deployment of personnel was to ensure the security of lives and property.

He said, “This is to ensure that the existing peace in the state is not tempered with in any way. We are not interested in politics, but to ensure that the peace we are currently enjoying in the state is sustained. So, this deployment is not to intimidate anyone, but to ensure nobody takes laws into their hands,” he said.

NAN also reports litigants and their lawyers arrived the tribunal venue as early as 8a.m. The judgment is in a petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Nentawe Yiltwatda.

The petition challenges the victory of Gov. Caleb Mutfwang, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the March 18 election.




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