A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and a member of the 8th Senate, Shehu Sani has described the judiciary as the coffin of democracy in Nigeria.
The former senator that represented Kaduna Central made the statement in reaction to the Appeal Court judgement that sacked Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State.
JOURNALIST101, reports that the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Sunday sacked Caleb Mutfwang of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the Governor of Plateau State, stating that he wasn’t qualified to stand for the election.
A three-member panel headed by Justice Elfrieda Williams-Dawodu in its judgment Sunday said Muftwang was sponsored by a party without a structure, citing a Plateau State High Court decision which had previously dissolved the leadership of the PDP in the state.
The Court held that the PDP candidate wasn’t validly sponsored to run for governor as the party neither held Congresses at both the Ward and Local government levels.
The court declared Dr Nentawe Yilwatda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the governorship election while ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a fresh certificate of return to him.
Reacting, Sani said the verdict of the appellate court was unfortunate and unacceptable.
Posting on X, Sani wrote: “The Court of Appeal judgement against the electoral victory of the Plateau State Governor is unfortunate, unacceptable, and condemnable.
“A broad daylight heist of the will of the people. The bench is becoming the coffin of democracy.”