BREAKING: Appeal Court sets aside Tribunal judgement, affirms Sule as Nasarawa Gov

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has overturned the Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s October 2 decision to sack All Progressives Congress (APC) Governor Abdullahi Sule.

A three-judge panel of the court ruled that the tribunal erred in declining to rule on the legal issues raised in the APC and Sule’s objection, which challenged the tribunal’s jurisdiction to hear the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, David Ombugadu, as well as the petition’s competence.

The court held that the petitioners at the tribunal – PDP and Ombugadu – failed to prove their allegations of over-voting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

The court, having delivered judgment on the main appeal, is giving its decisions on the remaining three cross-appeals.

More details to follow…


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