Nasarawa Tribunal affirms Sule’s election, dismisses Ombugadu’s petition



#TrackNigeria: The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia on Saturday affirmed the election  Gov. Abdullahi Sule the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Delivering Justice Abba Mohammed, Chairman the Tribunal, dismissed the petition filed Mr David Ombugadu, candidate Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the election Gov. Sule in the March 9 poll.

In a unanimous , Mohammed, held that the PDP petition lacked merit.

The tribunal held that the petitioner failed prove the allegation of over voting, non voting and non compliance with the electoral act.

The tribunal also held that the petitioner failed prove how collation of results was disrupted.

“The burden of prove lay with the petitioner and he has failed prove the allegations.

“The petitioner has failed to produce two sets of results (original and fake) to prove that the outcome was falsified in favour of APC candidate.

“Hence he failed to prove that, we therefore, uphold the result declared the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).” the tribunal held.

Ombugadu, a two term House of Representative Member is challenging the election on account of alleged unlawful declaration of Sule as winner of the poll.

The PDP candidate had also claimed that the polls did comply with provisions of the Electoral Act 2010.

He had also alleged intimidation of voters, unlawful cancellation of votes and malpractice during the election.

Gov. Sule of APC polled 327, 229 votes to defeat Ombugadu of PDP who scored 184, 281 votes in the March 9, elections.(NAN)

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