The election of Caleb Mutfwang as the Governor of Plateau State has been nullified by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.
The court nullified the election of Governor Mutfwang on Sunday.
The appellate court in a a unanimous judgement led by Justice Okon Abang ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw Mutfwang’s Certificate of Return and give it to the All Progress Congress Governorship candidate, Nentawe Yiltwatda.
The governor contested the governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall that the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Jos had earlier dismissed Nentawe’s petition challenging Governor Mutwang’s declaration as the duly elected governor of Plateau state
However, the Appeal Court on Sunday ruled that “The Tribunal was in error when it said the appellants lacked the right to contest the conduct of the election.
“Tribunal was hard on the appellant when it likened the appellant to one crying more than the bereaved.
“If the appellant finds his neighbor with a goat that doesn’t belong to him, there is nothing wrong if he complains or raises the alarm”