The Court of Appeal in Abuja, Nigeria has sacked the Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang. The court ruled that Mutfwang was not qualified to contest the election because he was not validly sponsored and nominated by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The court ruled that the PDP lacked the necessary structure to sponsor a candidate in the election. The court also found that there was over-voting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act in the election.
The ruling of the Court of Appeal is a major setback for Mutfwang and the PDP. It is also a blow to the people of Plateau State, who had elected Mutfwang in the March 2023 governorship election.
Mutfwang has vowed to appeal the ruling of the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court. However, if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling of the Court of Appeal, Mutfwang will be removed from office and a fresh election will be held.
The sacking of Mutfwang is the latest in a series of setbacks for the PDP in Nigeria. The party has been losing ground to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in recent years. The APC is now the dominant party in Nigeria, and it controls both the presidency and the National Assembly.
The PDP is facing an uphill battle to regain its position as the leading party in Nigeria. The party needs to address its internal divisions and develop a clear and compelling vision for the country. If the PDP can do these things, it may be able to make a comeback in the next general election, which is scheduled to take place in 2027.
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