The governor said he has instructed his legal team to file an appeal at the Supreme Court.
Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has described as a temporary reversal, the verdict of an Appeal Court which sacked him as governor of the state.
In a statement through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, the governor said the “ temporary reversal ” wo n’t discourage him from displacing the state on the path of concinnity, peace and progress. The governor admonished citizens of the state and sympathizers of Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) to remain calm and assured them that as God remains on the throne, his accreditation will be saved and defended. The governor said he has instructed his legal platoon to file an appeal at the Supreme Court.
“ He expressed strong sanguinity that the accreditation overwhelmingly given to him by the people of Plateau State would be restored, as he has instructed his legal platoon to file an appeal at the Supreme Court, ” the statement incompletely read.
Meanwhile, members of the All Revolutionaries Congress( APC) in the state have roled our cans to celebrate the verdict of the appellate court that sacked Mutfwang.
Party faithful gathered in some areas of the Tudun Wada Ring Road of the Jos North Original Government Area of the state on Sunday to express their joy with musical instruments blasting danceable melodies.
On Sunday, an Appeal Court in Abuja sacked Mutfwang. In her ruling on Sunday, the supereminent Justice, Elfrieda Williams-Dawodu, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC) to issue a Certificate of Return to the seeker of the APC, Nentawe Goshwe. Justice Williams-Dawodu set aside the judgment of the Tribunal which affirmed the election of Governor Mutfwang, describing it as largely unskillful.
According to the court, the decision of the bench to dismiss the solicitation filed by the APC and its seeker on the ground that the brace had no business poking in the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) on which platform Mutfwang was tagged is in breach of Section 177 of the 1999 Constitution as amended and Section 134( C) of the Electoral Act.