By Our Reporter
Nasarawa State governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has again recorded another victory after the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 general election, Mr. Labaran Maku.
Justices of the Supreme Court upheld both the verdicts of the tribunal as well as that of the Court of Appeal, affirming Engineer Sule’s election.
A statement issued by Barrister Abubakar Imam, Legal Adviser to the governor on Wednesday, said the judgment of the apex court brings to an end the legal battle over the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaration and return of Engineer Sule as duly elected governor of Nasarawa State, having scored majority of valid and lawful vote cast during the March 9 governorship election.
“Let me use this medium to thank our legal team for rising to the occasion. Worthy of thank and commendation are the All Progressives Congress leadership and our untiring supporters who are always with us during the legal battle from the Election Petition Tribunal in Lafia, to Court of Appeal Makurdi and now the Supreme Court where we got all the judgment in our favor,” said Barrister Imam.
The Legal Adviser described the Supreme Court judgement as not only a victory for democracy but for the state and the APC family.
It would be recalled that only recently, the election petition tribunal sitting in Lafia, equally dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Hon. David Ombugadu.