Daniel Bwala, a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed disapproval of the appellate court’s decision to remove Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang.
Bwala bemoaned the fact that he had never witnessed an election being declared void because a court order was broken.
During an interview on Monday’s Politics Today show on Channels Television, he voiced his complaints.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the Plateau State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal upheld Mutfwang’s election in September, but an appeal court fired the PDP governor on Sunday, two months after the election.
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The party, according to the court, disobeyed the injunction for a legitimate congress to be held in each of the state’s 17 local government districts.
Bwala countered that a court ruling prohibiting party congresses should not render an election void.
According to him, “If you look at the grounds in section 134, disobedience to court order was not there. Now, the court can say disobedience to court order was a consequence of not conducting the primary.
“Even if they don’t conduct the primary, it is pre-election but it is more of the disobedience of the court order.”
He urged the people of Plateau to be hopeful “because our eyes are now fixated on Ebonyi because if this goes this way, then we have every reason to believe that it will go in the favour of PDP.”
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