Tribunal sacks top APC governor, declares PDP winner

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Nasarawa has sacked the sitting Governor, Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

  • Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has been sacked by the election petition tribunal
  • The tribunal declared David Ombugadu of the PDP as winner of the March 18 governorship election.
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The Governorship election petition tribunal has nullified the election of Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, declaring PDP’s David Ombugadu as the winner.

Delivering the judgment virtually, the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ezekiel Ajayi declared Emmanuel Ombugadu of the PDP as the lawfully elected governor of Nasarawa State.

Two of the justices agreed that the election was won by the PDP while one judge dissented.

Ezekiel maintained that the petitioner was able to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt.


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Former Governors Abdullahi Adamu and Tanko Al-makura were among other political dignitaries present at the court.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lafia, declared Abdullahi Sule the winner of the governorship election in Nasarawa State in March.

Prof Ishaya Tanko, the INEC returning officer said that the APC candidate polled a total of 347,209 votes to defeat his closest opponent, David Ombugadu, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 283, 016 votes.


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