Just In: Anxiety as Appeal Court Reserves Judgement In Plateau Governor Mutfwang’s Election Victory
INEC declared Caleb Mutfwang the winner of the March 18 governorship election in Plateau state
The APC governorship candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe, was displeased and headed to court to challenge the victory
After listening to the arguments of the lawyers in the matter, the appeal court reserved judgment
FCT, Abuja – The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has taken action in the case challenging the election victory of the Plateau state governor, Caleb Mutfwang.
On Saturday, November 11, the appellate court reserved judgment in the appeal against Mutfwang’s victory.
In a unanimous decision, the three-member panel of justices reserved the judgement after listening to the lawyers’ arguments in the m atter, Daily Trust reported.
As reported by The Sun newspaper, the appeal was filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe, against Mutfwang and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This is coming a few months after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Mutfwang the winner of the March 18 governorship election in the state.
Mutfwang polled a total of 525,299 votes to defeat his major rivals, 17 other candidates, including Goshwe, who polled 481,370 votes.
But Goshwe, who was not satisfied, headed to the tribunal and the appellate court to challenge Mutfwang’s electoral victory.