Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang has termed the Appeal Court’s decision to annul his election as a “temporary setback,” noting that as long as God is on the throne, his mandate will be restored.
The governor stated this in a statement issued on Sunday November 19 in Jos by his Director of Press and Public Affairs (DOPPA), Mr Gyang Bere.
Recall that on Sunday, the appellate court overturned the election tribunal’s decision to uphold Mutfwang’s election as governor, while Dr Nentawe Yilwatda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was proclaimed the winner of the governorship election.
The governor stated that the decision will not hinder his ambitions to reposition the state for consistent growth and development.
Mutfwang expressed high confidence that his mandate would be restored, adding that his legal team would submit an appeal with the Supreme Court immediately
“I want to assure the people of Plateau that the mandate they overwhelmingly gave me will be restored. I have instructed my legal team to file an appeal at the Supreme Court.
“I hereby admonish citizens of the state and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to remain calm, for as long as God remains on the throne, the mandate of the people will not be tampered with.
“I want to also reiterate my commitment to the rule of law and assure you all that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
”I have unwavering faith in the judiciary and the Constitution of Nigeria” he said.
Appealing to the citizens and residents of Plateau state to remain law abiding, Mutfwang assured them that he is committed to serving the state with integrity and dedication.
“I want to strongly appeal to our supporters, as well as citizens of the state, to maintain law and order as Plateau will be victorious.
“I reassure you all of my commitment to continually serve the state with dedication and integrity” he assured