Photo: Gov Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau.
Supreme Court will reaffirm my victory –Gov. Mutfwang
Gov Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau has reassured his supporters and the people of the state that the Supreme Court would set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which nullified his election today.
The Governor, who made this known in a statement on Sunday also described the Appeal Court’s decision, which set aside the judgment of the election tribunal that earlier upheld his victory in the 2023 governorship election as a temporary setback.
According to Mutfwang, who is a lawyer, the mandate which was overwhelmingly given to him by the people of the state will be restored at the Supreme Court, adding that he has already directed his legal team to file an appeal to the apex court for final determination of the case.
Mutfwang, therefore, urged residents of the state and his supporters, particularly, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members to ignore the minor setback and remain calm saying, “as long as God reigns, the people’s mandate will be respected and secured.”
“The Appeal Court’s decision is a temporary setback that will not prevent us from putting the state on the path of Unity, Peace, and Progress.
“Plateau State will triumph to the glory of God, while my commitment to serve the state with dedication and integrity indefinitely is resolute.
“My commitment to the rule of law is strong, the people of the state should maintain law and order and be reminded that there is light at the end of the tunnel, based on my everlasting faith in Nigeria’s courts and the Constitution,” he said.