Nasarawa: Judiciary will help me retrieve peoples' mandate - Ombugadu
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Nasarawa: Judiciary will help me retrieve peoples’ mandate – Ombugadu

Mojeed Oladipupo




David Ombugadu, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  in Nasarawa State has rejected the results of the just concluded election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Abdullahi Sule, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate winner of the poll.

The returning officer, Professor Abdullahi Bala of the Federal University of Technology, Minna declared that Sule polled 327,229 votes to defeat Ombugadu of the PDP with 184,281 votes.

In an interview with Channels Television on Thursday, Ombugadu alleged that the election was characterised by rigging.

While faulting INEC for the declaration of result, the PDP candidate expressed confidence that the judiciary will help him retrieve the peoples’ mandate through the legitimate process.

‘I wish you well in court’

Reacting to Ombugadu’s comments, the governor-elect, Sule says he is satisfied with his victory having won with a landslide.

While stating that the APC has no doubt in their mind that whatever was done was the right thing, he said: “we have no doubt in mind that we have won by a landslide where we won with a margin over of over 155,000 votes to his total of just 180,000 votes.

While also pointing that he won in 11 out of the 13 local government areas and Ombugadu did not win in any, the governor-elect wishes him well if he wants to recourse to legal action if all that is not enough.

Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

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