Appeal Court to Decide Plateau Governorship Tussle 


The fate of Governor Caleb Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his challenger, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be determined by the Appeal Court on November 19, 2023.

The court will deliver its judgment on the appeal filed by the APC candidate, who is seeking to overturn the verdict of the Election Petition Tribunal that upheld the election of Governor Mutfwang.

According to a judgment notice seen by our correspondent on Saturday, the appeal has been fixed for judgment on the said date.

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Both parties have expressed confidence of victory ahead of the judgment. Simon Venmak Gomla, a Zonal Chairman of PDP Plateau South, said he was optimistic of retaining the governorship seat at the appeal court, despite losing some National Assembly seats to the APC .

On the other hand, Sylvanus Namang, the state Publicity Secretary of the APC, said he was sure of winning the governorship appeal, adding that the PDP was only deceiving itself by thinking of victory.