Caleb Mutfwang’s election as Plateau State governor was nullified on Sunday by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Nentawe Yiltwatda, was given the Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission, after the appellate court led by Justice Okong Abang unanimously declared the election of Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party to be void.
According to news reports, the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Jos had earlier dismissed Nentawe’s petition challenging Mutwang’s declaration as the duly elected governor of the state
However, the appeal court on Sunday ruled that, “The tribunal was in error when it said the appellants lacked the right to contest the conduct of the election.
“Tribunal was hard on the appellant when it likened the appellant to one crying more than the bereaved.
“If the appellant finds his neighbour with a goat that doesn’t belong to him, there is nothing wrong if he complains or raises the alarm.”