Supreme Court Told Who to Announce Winner Between PDP and APC in Plateau

Supreme Court Told Who to Announce Winner Between PDP and APC in Plateau

  • A coalition has insisted that the judgement of the Appeal Court that sacked the governor of Plateau state, Caleb Mutfwang, was not fair
  • In November, the appellate court, in its judgement, nullified the election of Mutfwang and asked INEC to issue a Certificate of Return to the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Nentanwe Yilwatda Goshwe
  • However, the Northern Initiative for Peace and Economic Development said the verdict was against the principle of democracy upon which Nigeria was founded journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria

Jos, Plateau state - A group, Northern Initiative for Peace and Economic Development, has urged the Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the Appeal Court concerning the Plateau state governorship election.

At a recent press conference in Jos, Plateau state, Abel Jilemsam, leader of the group, urged the Supreme Court to respect "the popular mandate in Plateau".

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APC's Nentanwe Yilwatda Goshwe seeks to unseat Governor Mutfwang. Photo credit: Daser David, Caleb Mutfwang
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Plateau: 'Be fair' - Northern groups to court

According to him, the Appeal Court's judgement that sacked Governor Mutfwang "is an antithesis of the cravings" of the people of Plateau, Vanguard newspaper reported.

Blueprint Newspapers also noted the Northern groups' stance.

Jilemsam said:

“The citizens of Plateau have exercised their democratic rights, and their voices must be heard and honoured.
"Attempts to undermine the sanctity of these elections not only jeopardise the democratic principles that Nigeria upholds but also erode public trust in the electoral process.
“We call upon all stakeholders, including the electoral authorities and the judiciary, to ensure a thorough and unbiased judgement as we head to the Supreme Court for dispute arising from the ruling of appeal judgment."

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Appeal Court sacks PDP's Caleb Muftwang

Earlier, reported how the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja sacked Muftwang as the governor of Plateau state.

In a unanimous decision on Sunday, November 19, a three-member panel nullified Muftwang's election.

Plateau gov takes action after sack also reported that Governor Mutfwang described the verdict of the Appeal Court that nullified his election as a temporary setback.

The governor vowed that the verdict will not deter him from repositioning the state on the path of peace, unity, and progress.


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