A member of the House of Representatives representing Pankshin/ Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency, Plateau State, Yusuf Gagdi, has congratulated the Plateau State All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the 2023 election, Nentawe Goshwe, on the Court of Appeal’s judgment that declared him governor.
The PUNCH reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Sunday nullified the election of Caleb Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party as the state governor.
In a unanimous judgment, the appellate court ordered INEC to withdraw Mutfwang’s Certificate of Return and give it to his APC counterpart.
Reacting to the judgment, Gagdi, who chairs the House Committee on Navy, in a statement issued on Sunday, described the development as the dawn of a new era.
The statement read, “The triumph of lies over truth is indeed fleeting! It is the dawn of a new era in Plateau State with the victory of our Governor-elect, Nentawe Goshwe, at the Court of Appeal today (Sunday) where his victory was affirmed as the legally recognised winner of March 18, 2023, gubernatorial elections in Plateau State, following the nullification of PDP’s pyrrhic victory.
“We have always urged our supporters to exercise restraint in their conducts, despite unwarranted provocation by our political opponents who unleashed all weapons of propaganda and emotional blackmail in their arsenals to sway the pendulum of justice and curry public sympathy in their desperation to hold unto power.
“Our belief in the judiciary as the bastion of justice and the last hope of the common man has always been unwavering, and we hold the same in the highest esteem as we look forward to approaching the final phase of the legal tussle.”
Gagdi added, “While I call on all APC supporters to be magnanimous in victory and celebrate this milestone with all sense of modesty, it is my fervent prayer that our joy shall never be cut short by the evil machinations of our adversaries.
“I strongly believe the prosperity and serenity of Plateau State shall leap in bounds under the guidance of Nentawe Goshwe as the Executive Governor of the state. We shall continue to pray for the success of your administration.”
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