Supreme Court reserves judgement in Nasarawa Governorship appeal

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Supreme Court reserves judgement in Nasarawa Governorship appeal

A five-man panel of the Supreme Court has reserved judgment in the appeal instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 gubernatorial candidate, David Ombugadu, challenging the judgment of the Court of Appeal that reinstated Governor Abdullahi Sule.

At the hearing of the substantive appeal on Tuesday, the panel headed by Justice Kudirat M. O Kekere, adjourned the suit for judgement after taking arguments from lawyers to the parties to the appeal.

The panel declared that a date for the judgement is to be communicated to the lawyers to the parties.

The Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had nullified the March 18th gubernatorial election which produced Governor Sule, following which the Governor headed for the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgement of the tribunal.

On November 15th, 2023, the court of appeal sitting in Abuja vacated the judgement of the lower court, and declared Governor Sule as duly elected.

Dissatisfied with the pronouncement of the court of appeal, Ombugadu headed for the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of the lower court.

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