Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang has described the Court of Appeal’s verdict nullifying his election as a “temporary setback” and has expressed his determination to appeal the decision at the Supreme Court.
In a statement through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, the governor said the “temporary setback” won’t deter him from repositioning the state on the path of unity, peace and progress.
Mutfwang expressed confidence that the Supreme Court will overturn the Court of Appeal’s decision and restore his mandate, which he believes was given to him by the people of Plateau State.
“I want to assure the people of Plateau State and our supporters that we will not be deterred by this temporary setback,” Mutfwang said. “We have instructed our legal team to file an appeal at the Supreme Court, and we are confident that the Supreme Court will uphold the will of the people.”
Mutfwang also urged citizens of the state to remain calm and law-abiding. “Please do not let this temporary setback divide us or disrupt the peace and progress of our state,” he said. “As long as God remains on the throne, the mandate of the people will be preserved and protected.”
The governor reiterated his commitment to the rule of law and expressed his faith in the Nigerian judiciary. “I have unwavering faith in the judiciary and the constitution of Nigeria,” he said. “I believe that justice will prevail, and that the will of the people will be respected.”
Mutfwang concluded his statement by reaffirming his dedication to serving the people of Plateau State. “I will continue to serve the people of Plateau State with dedication and integrity,” he said. “I am committed to working for the betterment of our state, and I will not rest until I have fulfilled the mandate that you have given me.”