Tribunal Sacks Governor Sule Of Nasarawa State

Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, has nullified the victory of Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as Governor of Nasarawa State.

Gatekeepers News reports that the three-man panel led by Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, while delivering the judgment via zoom, declared Emmanuel Ombudagu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is the winner.

Justice Ezekiel maintained that the petitioner was able to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt for alleged over voting, disruption of votes, among other irregularities.

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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