BREAKING: Supreme Court Reserves Judgment on Plateau Governor Mutfwang’s Sack

BREAKING: Supreme Court Reserves Judgment on Plateau Governor Mutfwang’s Sack

  • Governor Mutfwang's case at the Supreme Court took a fresh twist on Tuesday, January 9
  • This is as the apex court delayed its judgment on the embattled governor's appeal, leaving the political fate of Plateau state hanging in the air
  • Governor Mutfwang is fighting hard with APC's candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda, to reclaim his nullified victory in the highest court in the land journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

On Tuesday, January 9, the Supreme Court reserved judgment on an appeal filed by sacked Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau state.

The embattled governor sought to affirm his election, which the Court of Appeal nullified in November 2023, Premium Times reported.

Caleb Mutfwang, Plateau Governorship election dispute, Supreme Court, 2023 poll
Supreme Court has delayed its judgement on Plateau Governor Mutfwang’s appeal. Photo credit: Caleb Mutfwang
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Mutfwang, a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scored 525,299 votes to beat the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda, who garnered 481,370 votes during the March 18 governorship poll in Plateau state, TVC News confirmed.

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The Plateau state governorship election petition tribunal in Jos, the state capital, upheld the governor’s election.

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However, in its judgement delivered on November 19, 2023, the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, overturned Mutfwang’s victory, prompting him to file an appeal at the Supreme Court to challenge the lower court’s decision.

Mutfwang said the appeal court verdict that nullified his election was a temporary setback, expressing optimism that the 'mandate overwhelmingly given to him' by the people of Plateau state would be restored.

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Earlier, reported that Francis Nwifuru's election victory faced a final challenge as the Supreme Court considered the appeal brought by PDP's Chukwuma Odii.

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After hearing arguments from both parties on Monday, January 8, the apex court opted to reserve judgment on the Ebonyi state governorship election appeal.

Justice John Okoro reserved the judgment and noted that a new date would be communicated to the parties involved in the matter.

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Similarly, reported that the Supreme Court rejected an appeal challenging the election of Governor Hyacinth Alia in Benue state.

The appeal was withdrawn by Sebastian Hon, the counsel representing Mr Titus Uba from the PDP.

Uba had contested the triumph of Governor Hyacinth Alia from the APC.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, 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: