Caleb Mutfwang, the governor of Plateau State, described the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold his election victory as proof that Nigeria can properly implement its legal system.
This was Myftwang’s statement during a Friday interview with Politics Today on Channels Television.
Recall that the appellate court’s decision to sack the governor was overturned by a five-member panel led by Justice Emmanuel Agim.
Regarding the ruling from the highest court, the governor stated that whenever the court makes the proper decision, the judiciary would follow suit.
He said, “It has brought out in me some positive energy that we can be able to change the Nigerian system. I have always been an incurable optimist that Nigeria can change.
“With what I saw in the Supreme Court, it raises that hope further that if the Supreme Court can get it right, the judicial system will get it right, the administration of justice will get right.
“It therefore means that we can cascade this into other spheres of our national development. I believe that with the lot of things that are happening now, some of the corrective measures Mr President is taking means that change is possible.”
“What I can tell you about the killings in Plateau and the attacks in recent times are pure acts of terrorism,” he said.
“I believe that the sponsors of the terrorists, the financiers of the terrorists and those who arm the terrorists are known.
“And the security agencies know them or they they have the capacity to know them. And that is why we are insisting that the security agencies must do their work, which is to protect lives and properties,” he said.