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Mutfwang Wants Justice and Fairness for Sacked PDP Lawmakers

HANNAH ONI

Adewale Ajayi,

 

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has called for justice and fairness for all the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the state sacked by the Court of Appeal.

The governor, whose governorship election  was earlier annulled by the  Court of Appeal, but reversed by the Supreme Court, stressed on the need for equity on the PDP lawmakers matter.

Mutfwang reacted to the situation when he was addressing newsmen when he visited the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Mr Sonny Echono, in Abuja.

The governor thanked Nigerians for their concerns on the matter and underscored the need for justice, fairness and equity in the delivery of judgement.

The Appeal Court’s sacking of all state and federal lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau has  generated public reactions.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, had in November 2023, sacked all the 16 PDP lawmakers in the Plateau House of Assembly, and five House of Representatives members including two senators from the state.

Their sack was over a pre-election matter bordering on alleged disobedience to a court order and lack of political structure.

In the same vein, the appellate court had sacked Mutfwang on the same grounds.

However, only the governor was lucky enough as the Supreme court last Friday reversed the decision of the Appeal Court and upheld his victory.

“We are particularly grateful for the concerns Nigerians have shown. At the moment there is no clear-cut answer to the question but I can tell you that discussions are ongoing.

“So, it is work in progress. And when we are done, I am sure Nigerians will get to know the path we have chosen to take.

“At the end of it, this concern for justice is well noted and I pray that it becomes one of the values for our national existence.

“That if in every facet of life, we insist on justice, fairness and equity I believe Nigeria will become a great country,” he said.

Earlier, TETFund Executive Secretary, Sonny Echono commended the level of completion of projects in the state.

Echono, however, said that the five research proposals in Plateau would benefit from the Federal Government’s approved N5.1 billion research grants.

 

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