…Reserves judgment on Nasarawa gov’s case

Court of Appeal, yesterday, reserved judgment on an appeal filed by Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State challenging the annulment of his election by the governorship elections petition tribunal.

The tribunal, in a split 2-1 judgment on October 2, declared David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of March 18 governorship election.


Sule had won the poll on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

At the hearing of the matter in Abuja, parties argued their grounds before a three-man panel, led by Onyemenam Uchechukwu.

The panel, thereafter, reserved the judgment and said the date would be communicated to the parties.

The court also reserved judgment on the cross appeal filed by the PDP candidate challenging the dissenting judgment of the tribunal.

Earlier, Wole Olanikpekun, counsel to Sule, adopted his five grounds of appeal and called on the court to set aside the judgment of the tribunal and uphold the dissenting judgment.


On his part, Kanu Agabi, counsel to Ombugadu, adopted his brief of argument and urged the court to dismiss the appeal by the governor and uphold the judgment of the tribunal.

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