The Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, who had his governorship election earlier annulled by the appellate court but reversed by the Supreme Court, harped on the need for justice and fairness.

Mutfwang was reacting to question from journalists when he visited the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Sonny Echono, in Abuja on Wednesday.

The governor who thanked Nigerians for the concern shown on the matter, underscored the need for justice, fairness and equity in the delivery of judgment.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the Appeal Court’s sacking of all state and federal lawmakers of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State had generated public reactions.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, had in November 2023, sacked all 16 members of the PDP in the Plateau State House of Assembly, five PDP members of the House of Representatives and two senators from the state.

Their sack was over a pre-election matter bordering on alleged disobedience to a court order and lack of political structure.

In the same vein, the appellate court had sacked Governor Caleb Mutfwang on the same grounds.

However, only the Governor was lucky enough as the apex court sometimes last week reversed the decision of the Appeal Court and upheld his victory.

“We are particularly grateful for the concerns Nigerians have shown. At the moment there is no clear-cut answer to the question but I can tell you that discussions are ongoing.

“So it is work in progress. And when we are done, I am sure Nigerians will get to know the path we have chosen to take.

“At the end of it, this concern for justice is well noted and I pray that it becomes one of the values for our national existence.

“That if in every facet of life, we insist on justice, fairness and equity I believe Nigeria will become a great country,” he said. (NAN)

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