The Nigerian gubernatorial election that took place on March 18, 2023, was marred by a series of controversial allegations, including over-voting, electoral malpractices, and disregard for the rule of law. Only the tribunal court and the Supreme Court possess the legal authority to address and substantiate these allegations.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Plateau Jos has officially affirmed the victory of Caleb Mutfwang, who ran as a candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The tribunal dismissed the claims made by Nentawe Goshwe, a member of the All Progressives Congress Party (APC).
It’s worth recalling that following the declaration of Mutfwang Caleb as the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the election held on March 18, the All Progressives Congress submitted a petition seeking to disqualify Mutfwang on the basis that he was not duly nominated by the party and thus did not meet the qualifications to run.
Additionally, the Governorship Election Tribunal Court in Jos rejected the APC’s request to strip the PDP candidate of his victory. The PDP party has subsequently extended its congratulations to the tribunal for upholding the party’s triumph.