The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has sacked Governor Caleb Muftwang of Plateau State.
A three-member panel of Justices in a unanimous decision on Sunday, held that Muftwang was not validly sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as provided by Section 285(2) of the Nigerian Constitution.
Consequently , the court declared APC’s Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe as the winner of the March 18 Plateau State Governorship Election.
In agreement with the apoellant,Goshwe’s suit, the panel held that the failure of the PDP to adhere to the Plateau State High Court’s order in suit no: PLD/J304/2020 and the Court of Appeal order in CA/J1/93/2021 which required the Party to conduct a valid ward, local government, and state congresses before nominating candidates constituted a breach of law.
The panel therefore nullified the judgement of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal saying it is “highly inconsistent” and a violation of fair hearing .
The court ordered INEC to revoke Mutfwang’s certificate of return and issue a new one to Goshwe.