Gov Abdullahi Sule
Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has filed an appeal at the Makurdi Division of the Court of Appeal, Benue State.
Sule’s appeal was against the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal judgement that nullified his victory.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Sule as the winner of the election of the governorship election.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, David Ombugadu, who was not satisfied with the declaration of the electoral body approached the Nasarawa State Election Petition Tribunal to seek redress over alleged manipulations and malpractices.
The tribunal in its judgment declared Ombugadu as the authentic winner of the governorship election in the state.
Governor Sule, however, rejected the decision of the tribunal, insisting that the petition lacked merit and ought to have been dismissed.
The Nasarawa State Governor on Monday listed 27 grounds before the Makurdi Division of the Court of Appeal to fault the decision of the Justice Ezekiel Ajayi-led tribunal delivered virtually on October 2, 2023.
In a notice of appeal dated October 15, 2023, Sule urged the appellate court to set aside the decision of the lower court and affirm his victory as declared by INEC.
Joined in the appeal were Ombugadu, PDP, INEC and APC as first, second, third and fourth respondents respectively.