Appeal Court reverses the Tribunal Judgement Sacking, Abdullahi Sule as Governor of Nasarawa State.


The court of appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Abdullahi Sule as governor of Nasarawa state.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of justices, voided the verdict of the Nasarawa state governorship election petition tribunal, which sacked governor Sule, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Sule as winner of the election with 347,209 votes.

David Ombugadu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled second with 283,016 votes.

However, the PDP candidate had expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome of the governorship election, citing alleged irregularities.

On October 2, the election petition tribunal in Lafia nullified Sule’s victory and declared Ombugadu as winner of the poll.

Details later.