The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has commended the Governorship Election Tribunal for dismissing the petition of the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) against Governor Caleb Mutfwang.

This was contained in a statement on Monday by John Akans, PDP Publicity Secretary in Plateau State.

DAILY POST recalls that Alfred Dabwan and NNPP had approached the tribunal, challenging the victory of Mutfwang in the March 18 gubernatorial polls.

Akans said that the decision of the tribunal had validated the victory of Mutfwang at the polls, adding that it further proved that the governor was the popular choice of the Plateau people.

“The party commends the judgement of the tribunal as sound and a validation of the decision of the majority of Plateau citizens, who voted for the governor overwhelmingly. We believe that it is on account of the governor’s sterling competence and capacity that he was elected by the people,” he said.

Noting that the victory has further strengthened the governor’s vision for the state, Akan affirmed: “It will also boost his motivation to perform his functions as vested in him by the people of Plateau and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

He promised that the party would continue to support the governor in his bid to provide dividends of democracy to the people of the state at all levels.

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