Why Court Of Appeal Upheld The Election Of Senator Jonah Jang

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Yakubu Busari

jonah-jangThe Court of Appeal sitting in Plateau state on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by Ayisa Sambo of APC challenging the election of Sen. Jonah Jang of the People Democratic Party for lack of merits.

Justice’s J.S Ikyegh said the court of appeal centre on documents exhibit P11 base on inability to allow the appellant to furnish the necessary documents.

According to him, APC tender 191 documents which the lower tribunal rejected for not been properly satisfied but the court of appeal dismissed it for lack of merits.

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The judge said APC apply for recertification   of the documents which were not allow by lower tribunal, stressing the faulted them for not allowed it get the satisfaction.

Adding that the documents were not tendered by the polling units’ agents which rendered the satisfaction of the documents worthless.

He described the forensic expert analysis as worthless because he was not there to satisfy the originality of those witnesses. The non compliance was serious issue. The Court of Appeal upheld that case brought by PDP the challenging the tribunal court that the appellant were greatly favour by judgment of the lower tribunal therefore they had no cost to complaints.

The issue raised in their appeal can be conveniently argued at the tribunal.

The concern is that the appeal is concerned on the exhibit evidence whether given by the principal witness is right or wrong.

The polling units were not tender by the polling agents which came from INEC officials who are issue of hear say documentation therefore the witness statement are worthless.

The judge agreed with the lower tribunal that the issue of criminal allegations were proving by the petitioner argument.

The wards results were fake on that the first respondent was duly elected by the votes cast in the senatorial.


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