Plateau Residents Protest Removal of Governor Mutfwang by Appeal Court
Earlier that morning, the appellate court overturned the judgment of the governorship election tribunal, which had upheld Mutfwang’s victory.
The court declared Dr Nentawe Yilwatda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the rightful winner of the election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him a fresh certificate of return.
Upon hearing the news, plateau residents flooded the streets to voice their discontent. The protests were fueled by a sense of injustice, as many believed Mutfwang had been legitimately elected and his removal undermined the will of the people.
The demonstrations were largely peaceful, though some reports indicated sporadic clashes between protesters and security forces. The situation remained tense as authorities sought to maintain order and prevent further unrest.
The Court of Appeal’s decision has sparked controversy, with many questioning the validity of its ruling. The case is expected to be appealed to the Supreme Court, which will have the final and verdicted say in determining the rightful governor of Plateau State.