Supreme Court reserves judgment in Nasarawa governorship poll


The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party against the Appeal Court judgment reinstating the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule.

The five-member panel led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun adjourned the matter for judgment after listening to the counsel’s arguments on the appeal.

Kekere-Ekun noted that parties would be notified when judgment is ready.

The state election petition tribunal had sacked the governor and declared David Ombugadu, candidate of the PDP the winner of the March 18, 2023 election.

The tribunal led by Ezekiel Ajayi, in a split decision of two-to-one, held that having evaluated the evidence before the panel, the PDP candidate substantiated his claim that the poll results were manipulated in favour of Sule.

But the Appeal Court reinstated Sule and held that the tribunal wrongly relied on the evidence of eight of the PDP witnesses, whose statements on oath were not front-loaded alongside the petition.

Ombugadu, however, appealed the judgment at the apex court.