Hey there, middle schoolers! Today, we’re going to talk about something happening in Plateau State. There’s a big decision coming up about who will be the governor. Let’s dive in!
So, back in March 2023, there was a governorship election in Plateau State. Two main candidates were in the running: Nentawe Yiltwatda from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Caleb Mutfwang from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). After the votes were counted, Mutfwang was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
But here’s the twist! Yiltwatda from the APC wasn’t happy with the result. He thought something fishy was going on, so he decided to challenge Mutfwang’s victory. He took his case to the Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal in Plateau State. Yiltwatda wanted the tribunal to say that Mutfwang shouldn’t be the governor.
And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The tribunal is going to give its judgement today, September 22, 2023. This means they will make a final decision about whether Mutfwang should stay as the governor or if there should be a new election.
Can you feel the tension in the air? In the city of Jos and its surroundings, people are on edge. They are waiting anxiously to hear what the tribunal will say. The State High Court complex, where the tribunal is located, is a busy place right now. Even recreational centers have been told to stay closed today.
But don’t worry, there’s extra security to make sure everything goes smoothly. They want to keep everyone safe during this important moment in Plateau State’s politics.
So, let’s keep an eye out for the news and see what happens next. Who will be the governor of Plateau State? Stay tuned!