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Former Plateau State Governor Denies Advising Successor’s Resignation, Condemns Judicial Decision

ByWeb Manager

Nov 24, 2023

Senator Jonah Jang, the former governor of Plateau State, vehemently denies advising Governor Caleb Mutfwang to resign and hand over to APC’s Nentawe Yilwatda. Jang expresses disbelief at the notion, stating that Governor Mutfwang’s governance has exceeded the accomplishments of the previous APC-led eight-year government in just six months.

In response to a publication in a national daily, not LEADERSHIP, with the headline “Jang Advises Mutfwang To Resign and Handover To APC’s Nentawe Yilwatda,” Jang labels the suggestion unthinkable. A press statement from his media consultant, Clinton Garuba, conveys Jang’s perplexity as a supporter of democracy, questioning the Appeal Court’s decision that contradicts the 2023 Electoral Act and previous rulings by the Supreme Court.

Jang emphasizes the alleged attempts to compromise the judiciary by forces aiming to subvert the will of Plateau people who voted for the PDP in the last election. He deems the November 18 judgment a “total miscarriage of justice” and expresses confidence that the highest court will rectify this perceived injustice.

While cautioning against disparaging the judiciary, Jang acknowledges public protests in response to previous judgments, highlighting the challenges faced by judges in justifying their decisions. He calls for peace and calm among the people of Plateau State, urging them to focus on prayer amid the prevailing circumstances.

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