- In March, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lafia declared Abdullahi Sule as the winner of the governorship election in Nasarawa State.
- The three-man Tribunal, chaired by Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, has affirmed Umbugadu as the winner of the State’s governorship election in a 2:1 split judgement.
The All Progressive Congress (APC)’s Governor Abdullahi Sule’s election as governor of Nasarawa State has been declared invalid by the Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Emmanuel Ombudagu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was pronounced the victor by the three-person panel, which was presided over by Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, while delivering the verdict through zoom.
Justice Ezekiel held that the petitioner was able to prove his case for claimed multiple voting, voting disruptions, and other irregularities beyond a reasonable doubt.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lafia, declared Abdullahi Sule the winner of the governorship election in Nasarawa State in March.
Prof Ishaya Tanko, the INEC returning officer said that the APC candidate 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.