Breaking: Tribunal Upholds Caleb Mutfwang’s Election As Plateau Governor
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on September 22, 2023
The Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos has upheld the election of Governor Caleb Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The three-member panel, in its judgment delivered on Friday, September 22, 2023 unanimously reaffirmed Mutfwang as winner of the election.
The panel dismissed the petition of APC and it’s candidate, claiming that the petitioner failed in its petition because of lack of merit.
Justice Sunday Olorundahunsi, while delivering judgment, dismissed all three grounds canvassed by the petitioner and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nentawe Yilwatda.
Recall that on March 20, 2023, INEC’s Returning Officer in the state Guber elections, Prof Idris Amali, announced Mutfwang as the winner having polled 525,299 votes, while Yilwatda of the APC garnered 481,370 votes.