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APC Calls for Calm Over Plateau Elections Tribunal Judgement

By Orji Onyekwere

The All Progressives Congress, Plateau State Chapter has appealed to its members across the state to remain calm, peaceful and law abiding and not to despair over today’s Guber Tribunal ruling against our party and amiable candidate, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe.

According to a statement from APC Publicity Secretary Sylvanus Namang, though the Tribunal judgment did not turn out in their favour, as true democrats, the party still believe and have strong faith in the judiciary.

“We urge our members and supporters never to lose hope as this is just the first leg of the processes of a three- leg process. The APC in the state has never been under any illusion that the journey towards reclaiming its mandate at the Gubernatorial Tribunal is going to be an easy task.We knew from the onset that it would be a painstaking and turtous one.

“We are, through our very capable team of lawyers, just as they have already indicated, going to test the strength and veracity of today’s judgment at the Appeal Tribunal which we believe we shall emerge victorious given the severity of the loopholes contained therein.

“We have several instances in our judicial system where judgments at the Court of First Instance i.e the Tribunal are upturned by the Appeal Tribunals and Supreme Court respectively.

“Today’s judgment by the Tribunal is therefore, a temporary setback which we believe we shall emerge victorious in the long run to continue to provide good governance to Plateau people based on rule of law, fairness and justice which is totally lacking under the present PDP- led administration.

“While we call on our members and supporters to remain calm and ever hopeful, we want to thank them for their patience and the maturity they exhibited throughout the period the Tribunal sitting lasted.

“To the PDP in the state, we want to unequivocally state that it is not yet uhuru for the party but a temporary reprieve.

“We salute the patience, resilience and comportment of our gubernatorial candidate Dr Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe and his Deputy, Hon. Pam Bot Mang whom we strongly believe shall have cause to laugh last at the end of the judicial processes of the election” the statement said.

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