Nasarawa: Residents defy heavy rainfall to celebrate in Lafia as court sacks Sule, declares Ombugadu winner

There is wild jubilation on the streets of Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, following the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal judgment which nullified Governor Abdullahi Sule’s victory in the March 18 gubernatorial poll.

The three-man panel of the Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had earlier declared David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the election.

The development has sparked widespread jubilation among residents of the state, especially Ombugadu’s supporters. reports that former governors Al-Makura Tanko and Adamu Abdullahi Adamu, who were in the courtroom earlier, left hurriedly when it became evident that the APC was going to lose out in the judgement.

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Attempts by journalists to interview them were thwarted by security men guarding them.

Some excited residents who spoke with our reporter said they are happy with the judgment of the court.

Despite the heavy rain, residents are in the streets, jubilating over the judgement.

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