The Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has resolved to appeal the verdict of the Appeal Court that nullified his victory in the March 18 election.
A three-member panel of the appellate court led by Justice Elfrieda Williams-Dawodu, had earlier on Sunday aside the judgment of the governorship election tribunal that upheld the Mutfwang’s victory in the election.
The panel declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda as the duly elected governor of the state.
However, in a statement issued in Jos by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr. Gyang Bere, the governor described the ruling as a temporary setback.
He added that the judgment would not stop his plans of repositioning the state toward steady growth and development.
Mutfwang expressed strong optimism that his mandate would be restored at the Supreme Court.
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The statement read: “I want to assure the people of Plateau that the mandate they overwhelmingly gave me will be restored; I have instructed my legal team to file an appeal at the Supreme Court.
“I hereby admonish citizens of the state and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to remain calm, for as long as God remains on the throne, the mandate of the people will not be tampered with.
“I want to also reiterate my commitment to the rule of law and assure you all that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
“I have unwavering faith in the judiciary and the Constitution of Nigeria.
“I want to strongly appeal to our supporters, as well as citizens of the state to maintain law and order as Plateau will be victorious.
“I reassure you all of my commitment to continually serve the state with dedication and integrity.”
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