16 SACKED PLATEAU LAWMAKERS SEEK APPEAL COURT’S REINSTATEMENT

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16 SACKED PLATEAU LAWMAKERS SEEK APPEAL COURT’S REINSTATEMENT

The 16 sacked members of the Plateau State House of Assembly, under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have separately, approached the Court of Appeal, seeking for the setting aside of the court judgement that sacked them.

The sacked lawmakers, Hon. Bala Fwangji Ndat and Datugun Paul Naankot, among others, in their motions on notice, caped: CA/J/33M/2024, and CA/J/31/M/2024, said pursuant to order 6 rule 2 of the Court of Appeal, 2021, are also seeking for their reinstatement into the house.

This was part of their reliefs as sought, through their counsel Garba Paul SAN.

The sacked lawmakers said their ground as contained in the motions were predicated upon, “the judgement of the court delivered on the 24th day of November, 2023,…is nullity.”

The said both the election tribunal and the Court of Appeal lacked jurisdiction in the subject matter.

“An order setting aside the decision of this Honourable court in appeal No. CA/J/EP/PL/SHA/62/2023, Dagogot Karyt Owen & Anor Vs Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), & Ors on 24th November, 2023, per E.O Williams-Dawodu, Abdul-Azez Waziri and E.O Abang, JCA,” they sought.According to them, the Supreme Court judgement that validated the nomination and sponsorship of Plateau governor Caleb Mutfwang, suffices to make their reinstatement by the Court of Appeal setting aside of its earlier judgement.

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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