Tuesday, 23 January 2024 04:57

Plateau assembly members sacked by court say they’ll resume legislative duties

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The 16 members of the Plateau house of assembly sacked by the court of appeal have resolved to resume legislative duties on Tuesday (today).

In November 2023, the legislators who were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were sacked by the appeal court over a lack of party structure.

The election of Caleb Mutfwang, governor of the state, was also nullified by the court for the same reason.

However, Mutfwang’s sack was reversed by the supreme court on January 12. The apex court had ruled that the appeal court erred in its judgment.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, the sacked legislators claimed that they were only on recess and ready to resume.

Ishaku Maren, spokesperson of the group, said the sacked legislators were duly elected in their various constituencies.

Maren, who was the majority leader of the assembly before the appeal court judgment, said the court’s ruling was a miscarriage of justice.

“It was even in the words of the supreme court that the appeal court judgment was a miscarriage of justice,” Maren said.

“I want to also state that even in law, it says that if there is an injury, there will certainly be a remedy.

“Our constituents are willing and ready to accompany us to the assembly tomorrow because they voted for us, and they are not ready to compromise that.”

 

The Cable

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