Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State on Friday described the recent allegations making rounds that judges received a $5 million bribe to nullify his election victory as “baseless and defamatory “.
He condemned the publication in an official statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, released 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.
He dismissed that report as mere fabrications crafted by individuals who are 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.
Reaffirming his unwavering support for the judiciary, Mutfwang warned that “those disparaging the justices and respected leaders, should desist from their destructive activities immediately or face the severe consequences of their actions”.