Former Senate Minority Leader Simon Mwadkwon has assured the people of Plateau State, particularly supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that he will return to the Senate within the next 90 days.
DAILY POST recalls that Mwadkwon’s election was nullified last Sunday by an Appeal Court sitting in Abuja.
A three-member appeal panel nullified his election while ruling on the appeal filed by Chris Giwa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Labour Party’s Gyang Zi.
The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election in the Plateau North Senatorial district within 90 days.
Speaking on the matter, Mwadkwon assured some PDP leaders in the district on Sunday that he will surely win his seat back even if the rerun election is conducted tomorrow.
According to him, though the verdict of the Appeal Court was against logic and legal precedents, he had no option but to accept it and prepare for the rerun election.
“The people of Plateau North gave us their mandate to represent them, and it was done through a free, fair, and credible election. This, the Appeal Court did not also fault.
“For me and the supporters of our party, the judgement of the court ordering a rerun election in which all political parties should participate is just a way for the people to reaffirm the mandate they freely gave us, and I am confident they will do it, again and again,” he said.