- The PDP governorship candidate in Nasarawa state has rejected the results of the just concluded polls released by the INEC
- Ombugadu expressed confidence that the judiciary will help him retrieve the peoples’ mandate
- According to the candidate, the party’s supporters did a good job for their peaceful conduct during the elections in the state
The Nasarawa Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) governorship candidate, David Ombugadu, has vowed to challenge the result of the March 9 governorship election in the state at the tribunal.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ombugadu made this known on Thursday, March 14, while addressing newsmen at his residence in Akwanga, Akwanga local government area of the state.
He said he had rejected the outcome of the election as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He vowed that he would seek legal redress in the court in order to reclaim the mandate given to him by the people of the state.
According to him, “I have total confidence in the judiciary and I will reclaim my stolen mandate at the end of the day. The judiciary will do justice to the outcome of the election and the people’s mandate that was stolen will be recovered at the end of the day."
The candidate called on the party’s supporters to remain clam, saying that he was confident and believed that the tribunal would restore the mandate given to him by the people of the state. He commended the party’s supporters for their peaceful conduct during the elections in the state.
He also lauded the people of the state for voting for him and other candidates of the party during the Presidential,National Assembly, Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
Ombugadu urged PDP supporters and other Nigerians to live in peace, tolerate one another and be law abiding for the development of the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the INEC declared Engr Abdullahi Sule of the APC winner of the Saturday, March 9 governorship election in Nasarawa state.
Abdullahi Bala, returning officer for the election announced Sule as governor-elect on Monday, March 11 in Lafia after the collation of results from the 13 local government areas of the state.
Bala said the APC candidate polled a total of 327,229 votes to defeat other opponents in the election.
According to him, David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 184,281 votes, while Labaran Maku of the All Progressives Grand Alliance polled a total of 132,784 votes at the election.
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