Just In: Anxiety as Appeal Court Reserves Judgement In Plateau Governor Mutfwang’s Election Victory

Just In: Anxiety as Appeal Court Reserves Judgement In Plateau Governor Mutfwang’s Election Victory

  • INEC declared Caleb Mutfwang the winner of the March 18 governorship election in Plateau state
  • The APC governorship candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe, was displeased and headed to court to challenge the victory
  • After listening to the arguments of the lawyers in the matter, the appeal court reserved judgment

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has taken action in the case challenging the election victory of the Plateau state governor, Caleb Mutfwang.

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The court is yet to make its final action on Mutfwang’s electoral victory. Photo credit: Caleb Mutfwang
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On Saturday, November 11, the appellate court reserved judgment in the appeal against Mutfwang's victory.

In a unanimous decision, the three-member panel of justices reserved the judgement after listening to the lawyers' arguments in the matter, Daily Trust reported.

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As reported by The Sun newspaper, the appeal was filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe, against Mutfwang and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This is coming a few months after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Mutfwang the winner of the March 18 governorship election in the state.

Mutfwang polled a total of 525,299 votes to defeat his major rivals, 17 other candidates, including Goshwe, who polled 481,370 votes.

But Goshwe, who was not satisfied, headed to the tribunal and the appellate court to challenge Mutfwang's electoral victory.

PDP House of Reps member wins at appeal court

In other news, after a long legal battle, the Court of Appeal, Lagos division, on Wednesday, November 8, upheld the election of Honourable Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, the member representing Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State.

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The court declared Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere as the authentic winner of the February election and the validly elected member of the House of Representatives in Imo state.

Appeal court takes action on Kano governor's appeal

Legit.ng reported earlier that the Court of Appeal, Abuja, reserved judgment in the appeal by the Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, challenging his removal by the governorship election petitions tribunal.

A report by The Punch on Monday, November 6, noted this development.

Jerry Gana's son wins at appeal court

Meanwhile, on Thursday, November 2, the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, delivered a crucial judgment in favour of Joshua, the son of Professor Jerry Gana of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The court upheld Joshua's election and declared him as the authentic lawmaker representing the good people of Lavun/Mokwa/Edati Federal Constituency Niger state in the House of Representatives.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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