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BREAKING: Supreme Court speaks on Plateau gov’ship election dispute

The Supreme Court has reserved judgement on an appeal filed by Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State seeking to affirm his election that was nullified by the Court of Appeal in November 2023.

Politics Nigeria reports that Governor  Mutfwang was declared winner of the election after polling a total of 525,299 votes while the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda, who garnered 481,370 votes during the 18 March governorship poll in Plateau State.

At the hearing of the appeal on Tuesday, January 9, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court led by John Okoro, took arguments from lawyers to parties in the case.

After a frenetic session of arguments between Mr Mutfwang’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi, and Mr Yilwatda’s counsel, J.O Olatoke, the Supreme Court said a date for judgement would be communicated to parties in the suit.

The Supreme Court is expected to deliver a verdict on the matter before 16 January, 2023.

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