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BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Governor Sule, Declares PDP’s Ombugadu as Nasarawa State Governor

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The Nasarawa State Election Petition Tribunal has declared David Ombugadu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the Nasarawa State Governorship Election, effectively sacking the incumbent Governor, Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Tribunal, led by Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, gave the ruling on Monday.

In the ruling, two of the justices agreed that the election was won by the PDP while one judge dissented.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lafia had in March declared Abdullahi Sule, 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.

The Tribunal, earlier in the day, also dismissed a petition filed by the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) challenging Governor Sule’s victory for lacking in merit.

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