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Plateau Attacks: Gov Mutfwang tells Supreme Court to set aside appeal court ruling

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has said that the Supreme Court ought to set aside the Court of Appeal’s ruling that declared his election void.

Mutfwang said this on Thursday while presenting to the Supreme Court the eight points he had presented to the Court of Appeal to prove the validity of his election, of which only one was determined.

He said the dismissal of the seven issues he raised by the Court of Appeal was against the directive of the Supreme Court that intermediate courts should pronounce on all issues placed before it

He pleaded with the Supreme Court to declare him as the validly elected governor of Plateau State, adding that he was not given fair hearing by the Appellate Court.

Mutfwang, who made the submission in his brief at the Supreme Court by an eight-man team of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, led by Kanu Agabi, said “the law is settled that wherever there is a wrong, there must be a remedy.”

The hearing of his brief by the Supreme Court comes up on Tuesday.

He added: “It is our further submission that having denied fair hearing to the Appellant, concerning the Notice of Preliminary Objection as well as a Motion to strike out the incompetent Grounds of Appeal, the decision of the lower Court to dismiss same is, with all due respect manifestly flawed.“

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