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Residents of Plateau reject decision of Appeal Court to sack Gov Mutfwang



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

Jos, the capital of Plateau State, has rejected the Court of Appeal’s decision to remove Caleb Mutfwang as state governor.

During a nonviolent demonstration on Sunday, they demanded a review of every decision made by the Court of Appeal regarding the Plateau elections.

The appellate court overturned the governorship election tribunal’s ruling on Sunday, according to the Congress news, which confirmed Mutfwang’s election as the state’s governor.

In addition to declaring Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the victor of the gubernatorial contest, the court also mandated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) provide him with a new certificate of return.

However, Jo’s citizens referred to the ruling on the gubernatorial polls and other Appeal Court rulings regarding the Plateau elections as blatant instances of “injustice.”

Angwan Rukuba Junction’s youth leader, Philemon Jangkam, has requested that the National Judicial Council (NJC) examine every decision.

“We became aware of the injustice when the Court of Appeal rendered decisions dismissing Senator Simon Mwadkon, Representative Dachung Bagos, Representative Isaac Kwallu, and other legislators.

The young people in this community are unhappy, and we will not take these criticisms. We’ll keep protesting until this ruling is overturned and the people who removed our national assembly members are held accountable, he declared.

Samson Iliya, a different respondent, concurred that the ruling constituted a purposeful subversion of the people’s will and added that They expressed their discontent with the judiciary through violent protest.

“We will not allow the judiciary to decide who should lead us,” he declared, referring to the overwhelming votes cast for the governor and the lawmakers who were fired. They are the choices made by the majority of Plateau residents.

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