The sixteen members of the Plateau State House of Assembly, who were previously sacked by the Court of Appeal, have declared their intentions to resume legislative duties on Tuesday.
Led by Ishaku Maren, the Member from the Bokkos State Constituency, the lawmakers claim to be the authentic representatives of the people, reinstated by the recent Supreme Court judgment that overturned Governor Caleb Mutfwang’s removal.
Addressing journalists in Jos on Monday, the lawmakers argued that the Supreme Court’s ruling reinstating Governor Caleb Mutfwang implicitly validates their position, stating that they were unjustly removed from office and should be allowed to return to their legislative duties.
Maren criticized the Court of Appeal’s judgment, describing it as a “nullity” and calling on the President and the Head of the Judicial system to intervene.
As reported by Vanguard, Maren expressed confidence in the support of their constituents and warned members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against interfering with the legislative process.
“It shows that the verdict of the Court of Appeal is a nullity and we reject that judgment in its entirety… I want to call on the leadership of this country, our own President, as well as the Head of the Judicial system in this nation, to save our democracy by calling the President of the Court of Appeal to order. Because all that happened within the Court of Appeal is based on her authority and judgment and even the dedicated panel that was dedicated to handle Plateau State matters, it was ill-motivated.”