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Appeal court delivers judgment on Nasarawa gov election Thursday
David Ombugadu and Abdullahi Sule

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja will on Thursday deliver judgment in the appeal arising from the Nasarawa State governorship election.

This is contained in a notice issued by the court and sighted by our correspondent on Wednesday.

PUNCH Online reports that the state election petition tribunal had earlier sacked the state governor, Abdullahi Sule, who was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

According to INEC, Sule polled a total of 347,209 votes to defeat his closest opponent, who secured 283,016 votes.

The tribunal, in a split decision on October 2, sacked Sule of the All Progressives Congress and declared David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party winner of the election.

However, Sule, through his counsel, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), approached the appellate court, asking it to upturn the judgment of the tribunal.