Plateau State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has appealed to its members across the state to remain calm, peaceful, law abiding and not to despair over the Gubernatorial Tribunal ruling against their party and victory of their amiable candidate, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Hon. Sylvanus Namang, and made available to SUNDAY STANDARD in Jos, the State capital recently, following the ruling by the tribunal in favour of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The statement said, “Though the Tribunal judgement did not turn out in our favour, as true democrats, we still believe and have strong faith in the judiciary. We urge our members and supporters never to lose hope as this is just the first leg of the process of a three- leg process.
“The APC in the state has never been under any illusion that the journey towards reclaiming its mandate at the Gubernatorial Tribunal is going to be an easy task. We knew from the onset that it would be a painstaking and torturous one.
“We are, through our very capable team of lawyers, just as they have already indicated, going to test the strength and veracity of today’s judgement at the Appeal Tribunal which we believe we shall emerge victorious given the severity of the loopholes contained therein”, it stated.
According to the Publicity Secretary, “We have several instances in our judicial system where judgements at the first instance in court, the tribunal are upturned by the Appeal Tribunals and Supreme Court respectively.
“Today’s judgement by the Tribunal is therefore, a temporary setback which we believe we shall emerge victorious in the long run to continue to provide good governance to Plateau people based on rule of law, fairness and justice which is totally lacking under the present PDP- led administration”, he assured.
Namang called on our members and supporters to remain calm and ever hopeful that their victory was assured and thanked them for their patience and the maturity they exhibited throughout the period the Tribunal sitting lasted.
The Publicity Secretary advised the PDP government, “To the PDP in the state, we want to unequivocally state that it is not yet uhuru for the party but a temporary reprieve.
“We salute the patience, resilience and comportment of our gubernatorial candidate, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe and his Deputy, Hon. Pam Bot Mang, whom we strongly believe shall have cause to laugh last at the end of the judicial processes of the election”, he enthused.