The Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday, nullified the election of Governor Abdullahi Sule, and declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 18 gubernatorial election, David Ombugadu, winner.

The judgement which was delivered via zoom by the three-man panel led by Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, declared that Ombugadu had proven in his petition that there was a case if rigging, over voting and undeclared results in some polling units.

Two of the justices agreed that the election was won by the PDP while one judge dissented while the panel maintained unanimously that Ombugadu was able to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Sule the winner of the governorship election in the state in March.

The INEC returning officer, Prof Ishaya Tanko, while declaring the result, had said that the APC candidate polled a total of 347,209 votes to defeat Ombugadu who got 283, 016 votes.


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