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Gov Sule loses as tribunal direct INEC to issue PDP candidate certificate of return

Gov Sule loses as tribunal direct INEC to issue PDP candidate certificate of return
Gov Sule loses as tribunal direct INEC to issue PDP candidate certificate of return (Photo: Punch Newspaper)

The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, has sacked Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and declared Dr. David Ombugadu, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) as duly elected.

In a ruling delivered on Monday, two of the justices agreed that the election was won by the PDP while one judge reneged.

It would be recalled that Governor Sule of theAll Progressives Congress(APC) sought re-election for a second term but faced stiff opposition during the election.

In the votes declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, it held that Governor Sule polled a total of 347,209 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Dr Ombugadu, who secured 283,016 votes.

However the PDP unsatisfied with the declaration made then by INEC, the governorship candidate petition the tribunal and finally secured his mandate in a two hours judgement via zoom.

Our correspondent report that despite the rain in Lafia , supporters of the PDP defers the rain and took to the street in jubilation of the victory of their candidate.

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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