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North Central APC cautions new party legislators, Mutfwang

North Central All Progressive Congress (APC) Forum has cautioned Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, and the nine House of Assembly members of the APC against…

North Central All Progressive Congress (APC) Forum has cautioned Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, and the nine House of Assembly members of the APC against any political rancour capable of destabilizing the state.

The nine APC members were sworn in this week by the Speaker, Gabriel Dewan, after they were declared winner of the March 2023 election by the Court of Appeal which sacked members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The court had said the PDP did not have a valid structure and was not supposed to present candidates for the election.

Since the court judgement, however, the APC members were not sworn in until this week when nine out of 16 of them were sworn in.

Following the swearing-in, the North Central APC said for the progress, peace and tranquillity of the state and the region by extension, there should be no friction between the legislature and the executive.

The forum made this known on Saturday in a statement signed by the forum’s Chairman, Alhaji Saleh Mandung Zazzaga, and Secretary, Sani Muhammed Kogi and issued to newsmen in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

According to the forum, all the happenings before, during and after the Appeal Court judgement should be put aside in order to give way for the smooth operations and running of governance.

The forum also noted that all the problematic issues from any quarter before, during and in the aftermath of the Supreme Court judgement which upheld Governor Mutfwang’s election against his APC opponent, Nentawe Yilwatda, to be done away with in order not to affect governance and hinder the dividends of democracy to the people.

“There will be no smooth running of governance and by extension development in any state if the executive and legislative arm of government are not working together harmoniously.

“That is why we are calling on the newly sworn-in nine APC members out of the 16 members to ensure that they work harmoniously with Governor Caleb Mutfwang who is of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to work together for the peace, stability and development of Plateau State, and the North Central by extension.

“We are calling on the speaker to also expedite the swearing-in of the remaining members so that legislative activities can continue at once. And as we await the swearing-in of the other members, we call on those sworn in, as well as the leadership of the house to desist from acts that would lead to friction among themselves or between the house and the governor,” it said.

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