LAFIA – Mr David Umbugadu, the Nasarawa State governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party and state chapter of the party has dragged governor Abdullahi Sule to governorship election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia, the state capital to challenge the declaration of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Audu Alhaji Sule, as the winner of the March 18, 2023 election in the state.
The PDP alleged that the election was rigged in favour of the APC which is why the party decided to approach the court to seek redress…..CONTINUE READING
Speaking shortly after his legal team submitted the petition in Lafia, the PDP governorship candidate, David Ombugadu, expressed optimism that he would reclaim his mandate through the courts.
He said the process has started and is optimistic that his stolen mandate would be returned back to me.
The PDP candidate further urged his supporters not to relent in prayers, expressing confidence that with the help of God, he would emerge victorious.
On his part, the Director General of the PDP campaign council in the state, Labaran Maku, said the submission of the petition by the Ombugadu’s legal team marked the beginning of a legal battle that could potentially change the outcome of the just concluded governorship election.
“It is expected that the tribunal will commence sitting soon to hear the petition filed by the PDP candidate.”
“The outcome of this case would determine the future of Nigeria Democracy and the political landscape of Nasarawa state. It would also be a test of the Nigerian judiciary’s ability to deliver justice and maintain the integrity of the electoral process,” Maku added.
Recall that Independent National Electoral Commission had announced Sule, who is the incumbent Governor as the winner of the election, after he polled 347,209 votes to defeat Ombugadu who got 283,016 votes…..CONTINUE READING