The Presidency has taken issue with individuals who are upset about the Appeal Court’s decision to remove Caleb Mutfwang as governor of Plateau State.
President Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should be blamed for the sack of its governor, Mutfwang, and not the president or the courts.
According to Onanuga, the PDP held its primaries in Plateau State under an unconstitutional caretaker committee, despite a court ruling to the contrary.
The Appeal Court had previously reversed the governorship election tribunal’s decision that confirmed Mutfwang’s election as governor.
The court ruled in favor of Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda, a candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), and ordered INEC to issue a new certificate of return to him as the duly elected governor.
In response, Onanuga mentioned how the All Progressives Congress (APC, had lost Zamfara State in 2019 due to shady primary elections.
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In “The avoidable fate of Caleb Mutfwang,” Onanuga stated, “To those crying and complaining about the judgment of the Appeal Court in nullifying the election of Governor Caleb Mutfwang, they seem to have forgotten history so quickly.”
Because the APC did not hold legally valid primaries in 2019, all elected officials and APC members in Zamfara, from governor to state and National Assembly representatives, were removed from office.
The PDP, unwilling to learn from its mistakes, once again disregarded the court’s decision and held its primaries with an illegal caretaker committee.
The APC, the judiciary, INEC, and President Tinubu are not to blame for the electoral loss; the PDP is.
The election of Kano’s governor, Abba Yusuf, was overturned because of violations of electoral law and the constitution.
“Those blaming the judiciary and being passionate over the verdict should confront reality. Legal grounds led to Yusuf’s dismissal. I think most of us want the rule of law to be the guiding principle in this country.