The Plateau chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has gracefully accepted the Supreme Court judgment that upheld Governor Caleb Mutfwang’s victory in the March 18, 2023, election. The Apex court reversed the Appeal Court’s November 19 decision, nullifying Mutfwang’s election and declaring Nentawe Yilwatda as the winner.
Sylvanus Namang, APC’s publicity secretary in Plateau, conveyed the party’s acceptance of the verdict in a spirit of sportsmanship. He emphasized that the electoral contest was not a personal matter but a political tussle between two parties, ultimately serving the interests of the Plateau people.
Namang urged APC members and supporters to maintain law-abiding conduct, emphasizing the importance of adhering to the party’s values. He called for a commitment to peaceful coexistence on the Plateau, urging avoidance of any actions that could undermine peace.
Highlighting the party’s commitment to the rule of law and faith in the judicial system, Namang stated, “Our party is a respecter of the rule of law, and a strong believer in our judicial system; hence, we take the outcome in good faith.”
The acceptance of the Supreme Court’s decision reflects the APC’s dedication to maintaining decorum and peace in the region. Namang’s statement underscores the party’s understanding of the larger democratic process and their respect for the legal framework governing electoral disputes.
In conclusion, the APC’s graceful acceptance of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Plateau election demonstrates a commitment to democratic principles, sportsmanship, and a focus on the welfare of the Plateau people.