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Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by fergie001: 3:34pm On Nov 19, 2023
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has overturned the tribunal decision and affirmed Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as duly elected Governor of Plateau State.

On March 20, INEC declared PDP's Caleb Mutfwang winner with 525299 votes against his closest challenger the Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nentawe who scored 481370 votes.

Dissatisfied with the results as declared by the umpire, the APC and Nentawe approached the tribunal seeking redress. INEC, Muftwang and the PDP were listed as the first, second and third defendants, respectively.

The Petitioners distilled six grounds praying the tribunal to affirm the Petitioners as winners. One of such grounds is that the PDP had no valid structure having contravened the Justice S P Gang's order in conducting a valid Congress.

On 22nd September, the Plateau State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting at the High Court Complex in Jos dismissed the petition for lacking in merit.

Nentawe & APC approached the penultimate Court, praying the learned Justices upturn the verdict of the tribunal.

The Appeal Court in upholding the appeal, held that the PDP violated a Court order and had no structure.

The panel held that the appeal brought by Nentawe Goshwe of the All Progressives Congress (APC) succeeds as the issue of qualification was both a pre and post election matter under Section 177(c) of the Nigerian Constution, 1999 and Section 80 and 82 of the Electoral Act, 2022.

The panel agreed with the appellant (Goshwe) that the failure of the PDP to comply with the order of the Plateau State High Court in Jos in suit no: PLD/J304/2020 between Bitrus B. Kaze & 11 ors vs the Peoples Democratic Party & 24 ors directing it to conduct valid ward, Local Government's and State Congresses before nominating its candidates for the various elective posts and the Court of Appeal order in CA/J1/93/2021 was a breach of the law.

"I agree with learned Chair (Elfreda) that Failure of tribunal to admit evidence tendered by the Appellant amounts to miscarriage of justice. By way of exhibit G1, PDP will always be on its way to self destruction, Except PDP complies with the Court Order, it loses the right to contest in any election. PDP's votes are wasted.

"Sentiments and sympathy have no place in law. It is only the law and the law only. My lord's, I have my doubts that the PDP conducted fresh congresses that involved the 17 LGAs of Plateau State.

"The duty of the court is not to make litigants happy but to do justice." - Justice Okon Abang

Justice Abang held that the lack of sponsorship is certainly a post-election matter. The Tribunal was in error when it said the Appellants lacked the right to contest the conduct of the election.

The Tribunal was hard on the appellant when it likened the appellant to one crying more than the bereaved. If the appellant finds his neighbour with a goat that doesn't belong to him, there is nothing wrong if he complains or raises alarm.

There was no party called PDP at the time of the election and could not have sponsored a candidate in the elections.

The issue in my view is not the right of PDP to contest the election but its competence to do so."

"PDP was nowhere to be found in Plateau State having failed to comply with exhibit G1 as at the time of the election. A political party with no structure cannot be qualified to sponsor a candidate for election. The Tribunal was in grave error when it held that the Petitioner had no right to contest the election" - Justice Abang held.

The panel further held that the PDP was not qualified to present a Candidate in the election and therefore upheld the Appeal.

Justice Elfreda Oluwayemisi Williams-Dawodu JCA who chaired the panel ordered INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Mutfwang and award same to Nentawe as duly elected.

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by voltron14: 3:37pm On Nov 19, 2023
grin

Wait for the screamers.

They'll be here shortly.

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by Alphagan(m): 3:40pm On Nov 19, 2023
Who’ll furnish us with the details of the judgment?

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by God1000(m): 3:40pm On Nov 19, 2023
The sacking of governors and federal lawmakers this time is unprecedented, I blame INEC for everything that is happening

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by YorubaDemonswag: 3:41pm On Nov 19, 2023
Nothing xoncern me corceen plateau
Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by Nackzy: 3:44pm On Nov 19, 2023
This is so sad, Baba Jang and General Useni fight finish now naa the masses and Caleb suffer am, you can imagine what they've caused, a state that PDP won with landslide because of PDPs no structure they've lost

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by FreeStuffsNG: 3:45pm On Nov 19, 2023
God1000:
The sacking of governors this time is unprecedented, I blame INEC for everything happening
It has nothing to do with INEC. It's the parties. The electoral law doesn't give INEC the power not to publish the names submitted. If INEC insists to stop these candidates, they and their parties will go to court and attempt to scuttle the process so INEC will rather let the courts deal with them. Check my signature for free stuffs!

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by buharibanjo(m): 3:46pm On Nov 19, 2023
APC & their shenanigans

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by wegevv: 3:46pm On Nov 19, 2023
Wild
Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by garfield1: 3:46pm On Nov 19, 2023
fergie001:
The Appeal Court in Abuja has sacked the Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang.

It was expected,you predicted it especially after the appeal court tsunami.full details.is it rerun or nentawe takes over?

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by garfield1: 3:47pm On Nov 19, 2023
buharibanjo:
APC & their shenanigans
They disobeyed a valid court order

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by garfield1: 3:47pm On Nov 19, 2023
wegevv:
Wild

How
Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by dalongjnr: 3:47pm On Nov 19, 2023
It was a premeditated judgment. We know it.

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by olatade(m): 3:47pm On Nov 19, 2023
APC won Bayelsa, court gave it to PDP.
APC won Zamfara, court gave it PDP.

Court is only bias when the judgement favours the ruling party.

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by garfield1: 3:48pm On Nov 19, 2023
Nackzy:
This is so sad
How so

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by 2special(m): 3:48pm On Nov 19, 2023
Do court seat on Sundays

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by ajebuter(f): 3:51pm On Nov 19, 2023
Finally,

Nigeria.will become a one-party state like north Korea

Thank you BAT and Nigerian.judiciary for this new genre of democracy

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by garfield1: 3:52pm On Nov 19, 2023
ajebuter:
Finally,

Nigeria.will become a one-party state like north Korea

Thank you BAT and Nigerian.judiciary for this new genre of democracy


Are all the 36 states under apc

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by Truths9ja: 3:52pm On Nov 19, 2023
Imagine Tribunal declared governor mutfwang as the winner of the poll, now the Appeal court of justice has declared APC candidate the winner too. It’s now 1-1. Na Supreme Court of justice be the final say. For now it’s draw game

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by Okoroawusa: 3:53pm On Nov 19, 2023
As expected

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by ajebuter(f): 3:53pm On Nov 19, 2023
garfield1:


Are all the 36 states under apc

Gradually getting there

You should be happy

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by Solsix(m): 3:55pm On Nov 19, 2023
APC want to use court to win all the states they lost while keeping the state they won from opposition

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by Antiurchins: 3:55pm On Nov 19, 2023
garfield1:


Are all the 36 states under apc


You can only brag that the president is from my village, town, state or region and after that, crawl back to your leaking roofed, mosquito infested, bedless and mattressless room to drink sugar filled, groundnutless and milkless garri. If I lie, ask people from Daura and Iragbiji to recount their experiences.

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by Antiurchins: 3:56pm On Nov 19, 2023
Tinubu supporters are a bunch of real life failures using the election to console themselves.

Nothing gives me joy knowing that many of them go log off and weep b4 they retire to their bedbug infected bed as palliative no go reach.

na people wey want teach Peter Obi a lesson. (a billionaire oo 🤣)

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by Triplerg: 3:56pm On Nov 19, 2023
We move to supreme court

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by garfield1: 3:57pm On Nov 19, 2023
Alphagan:
Who’ll furnish us with the details of the judgment?

The op has

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by Triplerg: 3:58pm On Nov 19, 2023
garfield1:


It was expected,you predicted it especially after the appeal court tsunami.full details.is it rerun or nentawe takes over?
APC will lose at the supreme court. Screen shot this.

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by garfield1: 3:58pm On Nov 19, 2023
Solsix:
APC want to use court to win all the states they lost while keeping the state they won from opposition

Have you looked at the merit of the case

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by garfield1: 3:58pm On Nov 19, 2023
Truths9ja:
Imagine Tribunal declared governor mutfwang as the winner of the poll, now the Appeal court of justice has declared APC candidate the winner too. It’s now 1-1. Na Supreme Court of justice be the final say. For now it’s draw game

Yes

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by garfield1: 3:59pm On Nov 19, 2023
Triplerg:
APC will lose at the supreme court. Screen shot this.

It's a 50 50 case.but they will surely win nasarawa case

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by sageb: 3:59pm On Nov 19, 2023
God1000:
The sacking of governors and federal lawmakers this time is unprecedented, I blame INEC for everything that is happening

The sad reality 😔
I pray Governor Mutwang win in the Supreme Court.

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Re: Plateau: Appeal Court sacks Gov Mutfwang (PDP), affirms Nentawe (APC) by wegevv: 3:59pm On Nov 19, 2023
garfield1:


How

The good people of Plateau rejected Nentawe

It is wild he could become Governor despite that, based on technicalities

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