Appeal Court Reserves Judgment On Gov. Sule’s Case

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The Court of Appeal on Wednesday reserved judgment on the appeal filed by Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State challenging the annulment of his election by the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tribunal, in a split 2-1 judgment on Oct. 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 Progressive Congress(APC).

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

The panel thereafter reserved the judgment and said that 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, Messrs Woke Olanikpekun (SAN), Counsel to Gov. 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 (SAN), 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. (NAN).


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