Appeal Court Reverses Sack Of Nasarawa Governor

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday upturned the removal of Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State over the March 18 governorship election.

A three-member panel of justices unanimously held on Thursday that the Nasarawa State Election Petition Tribunal erred in law in concluding that Sule did not win majority of the votes cast in the election.

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

In a split judgement delivered by the three-member tribunal on Monday, two of the judges agreed that the election was won by the PDP while the other dissented.

But on Thursday, the Court of Appeal set aside the judgment of the tribunal and affirmed the re-election of Sule as Governor of Nasarawa State.

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