The court reserved its judgement saying it would communicate a verdict pronouncement date to all concerned parties.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved judgment in an appeal challenging the March 2023 governorship election of Nasarawa State that produced Abdullahi Sule as governor.

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Eku, who led the five-member panel of justices reserved judgment after taking arguments from lawyers involved in the matter.

She added that the court would communicate the date for judgment delivery to the parties involved.

The legal battle is between the incumbent governor, Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Emmanuel Ombugadu.


The PDP through its counsel Kanu Agabi, SAN, appealed to the apex court to set aside the November 23, 2023 judgment of the Court of Appeal which upheld Sule as the lawfully elected governor.

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Agabi canvassed that the court restores the October 2, 2023 judgment of the Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in favour of the PDP and Ombugadu.

He claimed that the court of appeal unjustly nullified the tribunal’s judgment and unjustly declared Sule as winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election.


He pleaded that the votes of the Nasarawa people to count and be meaningful by declaring PDP and Ombugadu as winners as rightly done by the Tribunal.

Meanwhile, the APC lawyers, led by Akin Olujinmi SAN while adopting his brief of arguments asked the apex court to carefully looked into the cited authorities to back up their request for dismissal of the case.


The Appeal Court had on November 2024 reversed the sack of Governor Sule by the State Election Petitions Tribunal in its judgment delivered on October 2.


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