Tribunal dismisses NNPP suit contesting Governor Sule’s election

The Nasarawa Election Petitions Tribunal in Lafia dismissed the case brought by the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), challenging the confirmation of Governor Abdullahi Sule as the duly elected governor of Nasarawa state for lack of merit and without costs being granted.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on March 20, declared Sule of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the governorship election in the state after he had the highest number of votes during the polls.

He was re-elected for a second term in office after securing, after beating his closest contender, David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 283,016 votes while Abdullahi Maidoya of the NNPP had 11,726 votes.

However, the PDP and NNPP, along with their individual gubernatorial candidates, appealed to the tribunal to nullify Sule’s victory, citing dissatisfaction with the outcome of the election.

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