More protests trail Appeal Court judgements nullifying Plateau PDP electoral victories
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on November 21, 2023
Protests have continued to trail the judgment of the Court of Appeal which nullified the election of Plateau state Governor, Caleb Mutfwang and other national Assembly members from Plateau who were elected on the platform of the PDP.
Leading the protest in Jos alongside other support groups including non-indigenes, the youth leader of the PDP in Plateau North, John Mark says the people of Plateau state totally rejected the Appeal court judgment in its entirety.
He notes that the judgement is against reason, against the facts and evidence presented in court and against the relevant Electoral Laws, Guidelines and Regulations as well as the precedents of decided cases on the same matters raised by the APC and their candidates in the matter.
He further says the people of Plateau state genuinely gave their mandate to the PDP candidates to ensure massive development of the state, insisting that any plot to change the wishes of the people against the overwhelming mandate given to those they want will not stand.
Also speaking, Director of Field Operations of Atiku Abubakar Volunteer Groups Management Team, Pamshak Emmanuel Dabet urged the judiciary to always stand by the truth no matter the pressure from any quarters.
He expressed confidence that the court, as the last hope of the common man, will restore the mandate which the people freely gave to the PDP candidates in the interest of justice
Connectedly, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Daniel Bwala, has criticized a judgement of the appellate court sacking Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State.
He says it had never been seen where an election was invalidated on the ground that a person disobeyed a court order.
However, Bwala, who is a lawyer, says an election should not be invalidated because of a court order on party congresses.
He urges the people of Plateau to be hopeful as there is every reason to believe the matter will go in the favor of the PDP.