APC Warns Plateau Governor and Speaker Over Unlawful Swearing-In Delay

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) issued a stern warning to Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Gabriel Dewan, to immediately swear in the 16 elected APC lawmakers or face the consequences of disregarding a court verdict.

The party expressed its growing impatience with the delay and emphasized its determination to enforce the decision of the Court of Appeal, which ruled in favor of the APC candidates. Addressing the media after the NWC’s weekly meeting, National Vice Chairman of APC (South West), Isaac Kekemeke, denounced the governor and the Speaker for denying duly elected lawmakers their rightful positions, describing it as a “disgrace to democracy.”

Kekemeke condemned what he termed as “legislative rascality” by the Speaker and asserted that the APC would no longer tolerate such defiance. He urged law enforcement agencies, including the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police, to ensure the enforcement of the court’s decision without further delay.

Furthermore, the NWC announced plans to commence electronic membership registration of the party in Minna, Niger State, on March 19, following the registration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shetimma in Abuja.

In a related development, the NWC’s decision comes after the Plateau State House of Assembly, dominated by Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers, warned the APC against instigating any breach of peace in the state. Despite the assembly being on recess, the Court of Appeal nullified the election of the 16 PDP lawmakers and declared APC candidates winners, escalating tensions between the parties.


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