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January 13, 2024

Verdict: Mutfwang salutes Tinubu, Supreme Court over judgment

Verdict: Mutfwang salutes Tinubu, Supreme Court over judgment

Reaffirms believe in the judiciary

By Marie-Therese Nanlong, Jos

Plateau State governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has commended the neutrality of President Bola Tinubu and the courage of the Justices of the Supreme Court during his time in the courts, saying their actions have left an indelible mark on the hearts of the people of Plateau State, who are rolling out drums to celebrate his victory at the Supreme Court.

The governor, who was received by a mammoth crowd at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Heipang, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the State, before he passed through the line-up of citizens along the highways to a grand reception at the Langfield resort in Jos, acknowledged that power comes from God and called on the people to unite and give him the maximum support to deliver good governance.

Addressing the people, the governor said, “God is the giver of power; we know no one but we know God, and he looked at us with mercy and gave us victory. Thank you, God; thank you, Plateau people; thank you, Mr. President; thank you, Supreme Court, for doing the right thing.

This is the gathering of Plateau people; it is beyond PDP… We have always believed in the judiciary as an institution; our respect and belief in justice were restored… What the people of Plateau, Nigerians, have done has spurred me, and I will continue to live for the interest of Plateau and bring good governance to the people.”

Also speaking, the Speaker of the State Assembly, Gabriel Dewan, assured the Governor of the support of the Legislature and called for unity among the people so the development of the state could be achieved.

Former Governor Jonah Jang, the State Chairman of PDP, Chris Hassan, former Minority Leader Simon Mwadkwon, the State ALGON Chairman, Hamisu Anani, an elder statesman, Amb. Yahaya Kwande, and Hajia Jemila Gwandu all called for unity among citizens.

Jang said, “I only give glory to God for this victory. If there is any party without structure in Plateau State, it is the APC people who walked out during their congress, and the former governor announced the APC flag bearers. Their state chairman didn’t buy the form, but that was not our business. Governor Mutfwang is a man with a lion’s heart; he is a God-given governor.

“Plateau people prayed, Nigerians prayed, people around the world prayed, and God answered the people’s prayers and touched the hearts of the Justices of the Supreme Courts of Nigeria, and they brought the truth out… Mutfwang should forgive, but when you see any wrong done to the Plateau people, look into it according to the law. Now is the time for governance. I challenge you to work and surpass my record.”

Hassan added, “The journey had been tortuous, but the Lord saw us through. Plateau people didn’t make a mistake. I’m voting for Governor, and Mutfwang the PDP. I assure you that the PDP is well structured, and we will support the governor to deliver good governance to the people.”

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