Tribunal affirms Caleb Mutfwang’s victory as Plateau Governor


The Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal in Jos, North Central Nigeria, has upheld the election of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor Caleb Mutfwang.

The three-member panel, in its judgment delivered on Friday, unanimously held that the petitioner failed in its petition because it lacked merit.

In reading the ruling, Justice Sunday Olorundahunsi dismissed all three grounds advanced by the petitioner and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda.

On March 20, Idris Amali, the state’s INEC Returning Officer, declared Mutfwang the winner with 525,299 votes, while Yilwatda received 481,370 votes.

The PDP triumphed in ten local government areas (LGAs), including Barkin Ladi, Bassa, Lantang North, Langtang South, Riyom, Mikang, Mangu, and Jos.

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