The Plateau State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said it has accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court affirming the election of Governor Caleb Mutfwang.
SM NEWS recalls that Muftwang’s election, affirmed by the Plateau State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, was overturned by the Appeal Court, which instead declared Nentawe Goshwe of the All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of the election.
Not satisfied with the Appeal Court’s verdict, the governor filed an appeal at the apex court.
Ruling on the matter, the Supreme Court on Friday reversed the earlier judgement and declared Governor Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the winner of the election.
Plateau APC, in a statement issued by its publicity secretary, Sylvanus Namang, said the party accepted the verdict in the spirit of sportsmanship.
According to him, the contest was not personal but a tussle between two political parties in the interest of the people.
He urged them to avoid anything that could jeopardise peace and peaceful coexistence on the Plateau.
Namang said that APC believes in maintaining decorum and peace at all times, no matter the situation.
“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,” he said.