The 16 newly elected representatives from Plateau State were presented with certificates of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday.

Following the Court of Appeal’s decision to overturn INEC’s earlier declaration of victory in the March 18 elections, the members-elect were officially recognized as the winners.

According to NAN, one member of the Labour Party and fifteen members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made up the sixteen members-elect.

The exercise complied with the instructions given by the Appeal Court, according to Dr. Oliver Agundu, the Plateau INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC).

In a statement made by Agundu, the commission was ordered by the Appeal Court to grant the MPs’ certificates of return, recognizing them as the legitimate election winners.

He extended his congratulations to the newly elected lawmakers and best wishes to them as they prepared to serve the state.

The APC state chairman, Chief Rufus Bature, stated that the victory in the appeal court reinforced the election process and deepened democracy in Nigeria.

Bature told the state legislators not to make fun of the other political groups and to be gracious when they win.

No matter what, Plateau’s needs will always come first. Democracy, in our view, is all about us, and no one else.

In his address to the group, he emphasized the importance of using Plateau as a springboard for future endeavors.

The newly elected representative for Jos North West, Mr. Sunday Naah, acknowledged the high expectations of his constituents and promised to devote himself fully to the development of his area and the state as a whole.

Naah promised the residents of Jos North West Constituency that he would pass good laws to improve their lives.

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