From Jude Owuamanam, Jos

Former Governor of Plateau State Simon Lalong has appealed to his successor, Caleb Mutfwang to urge the the Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly, Gabriel Dewan, to inaugurate the 15 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one Labour Party lawmakers into the house.

The lawmakers were declared winners after the Appeal Court sacked their colleagues from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Lalong, who is also senator representing Plateau South at the National Assembly stated this in Jos at the funeral church service of the state Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state Sylvanus Namang said the current political stalemate in the state is occasioned by the non availability of a complete members in the state assembly saying how can only one member lay claim to been the only member in the state assembly.

Namang was murdered in Pankshin at a pub where he’s hanging out with some friends in February

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Lalon called on the state governor who is the leader in the state to use his good office in uniting the people and allowing for democratic rule to take place in the state

He urged the speaker to swear in the new members without any delay “since the appellate court had reaffirmed them as the authentic winners of the election.”

The speaker in January said he would not swear in the new members until the court’s verdict on the suit filed by the sacked 16 PDP lawmakers.

However, their latest efforts to have the judgement reviewed yielded no the Appeal Court on Tuesday dismissed the suit and fined the sacked lawmakers N128 million for seeking review of its judgment.

The 16 PDP lawmakers have been aggrieved ever since they were axed by the appellate court in what was later considered an erroneous judgement based on the Supreme Court’s decision on similar matters.