S’Court reserves ruling in Nasarawa guber dispute
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 16, reserved judgment in the appeal lodged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Nasarawa State, Mr David Ombugadu.
A five-member panel of the apex court headed by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, announced after lawyers to parties made their final arguments, that judgment was reserved and parties would be communicated when it is ready for delivery.
The appellants are, by their appeal, seeking to set aside the November 23, 2023 judgment of the Court of Appeal, which reversed the earlier judgment of the election tribunal, sacking of governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Court of Appeal had, in its judgment, held that evidence before it established that the tribunal relied on legally inadmissible evidence to void Sule’s election and declare Ombugadu as the winner of the governorship election held on March 18.