Plateau State Governor Appoints 16 Sacked PDP Lawmakers As Aides


Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has appointed the 16 sacked lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state assembly as liaison officers for their respective constituencies.

It would be noted that the 16 sacked lawmakers lost their seats at the State House of Assembly in November 2023 after the Appeal Court held that their party (PDP) was not qualified to sponsor candidates in an election.

But since the Supreme Court set aside the similar judgment against Governor Mutfwang, the sacked lawmakers have vowed to retain their seats.

After storming the assembly in January after its resumption, the lawmakers approached the Appeal Court to seek a review of its judgment sacking them. The appellate court last week dismissed the suit and fined the sacked lawmakers a combined N128 million for instituting a frivolous suit to waste the court’s time.

But the governor, while swearing them in as liaison officers on Monday, said the appointment was aimed at enhancing rural engagement and fostering inclusive development across the state.

Despite the Appeal Court’s decision last week and their appointment as liaison officers, the PDP lawmakers said they are still pursuing their case.

Timothy Dantong, who represented Riyom constituency and is one of the affected PDP lawmakers, stated, “The judgment of the Appeal Court is being misinterpreted. It was a day for a hearing, and our lawyer did not present the case on that day.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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