Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, the congressman representing Plateau State’s Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has termed the recent Plateau State gubernatorial election tribunal decision as a modest setback in the broader political environment.
According to Clusterchannel, the tribunal dismissed the case brought by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda, as lacking merit and validated the election of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominee Caleb Mutfwang as governor of the state.
However, in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, Gagdi stated that while the judgement was a momentary setback, it did not undermine his steadfast faith in the legal system.
Gagdi, who also chairs the House Committee on Navy, highlighted that the outcome was only one stage in the democratic process, and that the quest for justice is far from done.
“The tribunal’s decision is one of three stages through which we can seek redress.” It was a tiny setback that did not diminish or eliminate my faith in the judiciary as the ordinary man’s last hope.
“While we await the party leaders’ and our principal’s position on the next course of action, I appeal to our supporters not to despair, but to remain committed to the ideals of the Generation Next mantra and to behave with utmost decorum in ourselves, as is usually in our character.”
“The best is kept for last!” Because nothing is over until it is over. “We are hopeful that the appellate courts will rule in our favour,” he said.