Supreme Court Delays Verdict In Plateau Governorship Election Dispute

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Supreme Court has postponed its decision on the appeal made by Caleb Mutfwang, the Governor of Plateau State.

Mutfwang is seeking to overturn the Court of Appeal’s ruling that nullified his election. A panel of five justices, led by Justice John Okoro, heard arguments from both sides before reserving judgment.

Mutfwang’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi, argued that the Tribunal’s judgment should be upheld and the appellate court’s ruling should be set aside.

He claimed that the respondents, Nentawe Goshwe and the All Progressives Congress, have no right to question how a party chooses its state executives.

Agabi also pointed out the contradiction in the respondents’ argument, as they cannot claim that the governor did not receive the required number of lawful votes while also asserting that the election was invalid.

The APC and its candidate argue that Mutfwang’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is disobeying a valid court order. The court order instructed them to hold congress in 17 local governments, but they only conducted it in five before the March governorship election.

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.