Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, the legislator representing Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives from Plateau State, has characterized the recent ruling by the Plateau State gubernatorial election tribunal as a minor setback within the broader political context,Daily Trust reports.
According to a report by Daily Trust on Sunday, the tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda, citing a lack of merit, and affirmed the election victory of Caleb Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of the state.
In a statement issued in Abuja, Gagdi emphasized that, although the judgment may appear as a temporary setback, it has not shaken his steadfast faith in the justice system.
Gagdi, who also holds the position of Chairman of the House Committee on Navy, stressed that this ruling is just one phase within the electoral process, and the pursuit of justice is far from being concluded. He stated, “The tribunal’s verdict is only one of the three stages available to us for seeking redress. It represents a minor setback that has neither diminished nor extinguished my confidence in the judiciary as the ultimate refuge for ordinary citizens.”
He called upon his supporters not to lose hope and to remain dedicated to the principles of the “Generation Next” mantra while maintaining a high level of decorum, as is customary. Gagdi also expressed optimism that a more favorable outcome awaits at the appellate courts, reinforcing the belief that “it is not over until it’s over.”