Gov Caleb Mutfwang
Gov Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State on Friday, dismissed reports circulating online that judges received a $5 million bribe to nullify his election victory.
Governor Mutfwang, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), described the claim as “baseless and defamatory”.
Mutfwang debunked the claim in a statement released through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, in Jos, the State capital.
He attributed it to the deliberate actions of his detractors aimed at sowing discord between him and the esteemed judges and other constituted authorities.
While expressing his deep concern over the matter, Mutfwang demanded thorough investigations by security agencies to identify and apprehend those responsible for the libellous publication.
He emphasized the need to ensure that these individuals face the full consequences of the law to set a precedence that discourages similar misconduct.
The Plateau State Governor further stated that the report is a mere fabrication crafted by individuals being manipulated as pawns by the opposition party in Plateau State.
The Governor noted that the latest move is an attempt to tarnish the image of the PDP government in the state. He pointed out that such malicious actions will not deter his commitment and confidence in the Judiciary.
Mutfwang, who reaffirmed his unwavering support for the Judiciary, warned that “those disparaging the justices and respected leaders, should desist from their destructive activities immediately or face the severe consequences of their actions”.