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Tribunal Sacks Nasarawa Governor, Declares Ombugadu Winner




Gov. Sule Records Landslide Victory In Nasarawa APC Governorship Primaries

The Nasarawa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has sacked the state Governor, Abdullahi Sule.

Naija News gathered that the tribunal declared David Ombugadu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as winner of the election.

The three-man panel led by Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, while delivering the judgment via Zoom, said Emmanuel Ombudagu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is the winner.

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

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

Prof Ishaya Tanko, the INEC returning officer said Sule 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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Naija News had earlier reported that ex-Governors Abdullahi Adamu and Tanko Al-makura were among other political dignitaries present at the court.