February 13, 2024
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PDP’s Caleb Mutfwang vs APC: Ex-Plateau Governor Predicts Winner at Supreme Court



A former governor of Plateau has explained how the Supreme Court will rule on the state’s disputed election



Fidelis Tapgun, a PDP chieftain, maintained that his party would not survive the crucial judgment of the apex court, which would not differ from the state’s tribunal and appeal court verdict



He noted that Caleb Mutfwang, alongside the sacked lawmakers, already knew the issues on ground but went ahead to contest despite the court order


Plateau state, Jos – A former governor of Plateau state, Fidelis Tapgun, has predicted the possible outcome of the Supreme Court judgment in Caleb Mutfwang’s case.



Recall that the embattled Plateau Governor Mutfwang headed to the Supreme Court to challenge the appeal court and the state’s tribunal judgment that voided his election victory.



Reacting, Tapgun revealed that it would be impossible for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to get a favourable judgment from the Supreme Court.



As reported by Daily Trust, Tapgun noted that he had warned his party before the 2023 general elections over the previous court judgments against the PDP structure in Plateau state, but he was ignored, even by Mutfwang.



According to the former governor, there was no way the PDP would survive at the Supreme Court because the judgment of the Court of Appeal that led to the sack of all the PDP lawmakers in the state also led to the sack of Governor Mutfwang.



Tapgun, therefore, advised Mutfwang to resign from his position as governor.


Meanwhile, the lawmakers at the state and national levels, as well as Mutfwang, were sacked on the grounds that the PDP lacked the structure to sponsor candidates in an election, The Cable report added.




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