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Tribunal Strikes Out Petition Against Nasarawa Gov, Sule

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa has struck out the petition filed by David Ombugadu, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party challenging the victory of Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress at the March 9, 2019 elections.

Justice Abba Mohammed, chairman of the tribunal, while delivering his judgment on Saturday, dismissed the petition filed against Sule by PDP in Lafia.

In a unanimous judgement that lasted for nine hours, Mohammed explained that the PDP petition was lacking in merit.

He added that the petitioner failed to prove the allegation of over-voting, non-voting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

He argued that the petitioner had also failed to prove how collation was disrupted and other claims of illegal cancellation and falsification of results.

He stated further that the burden of proof lay with the petitioner and he had failed to prove the allegations.

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