JUST IN: Nasarawa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Begins Judgment as Judges Resort to Zoom

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, has commenced sitting to deliver the verdict on a case between Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Hon. David Emmanuel Ombugadu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the tribunal began sitting by 9:35 am, with the case between Governor Abdullahi Sule and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), followed by the APC and NNPP’s Abdullahi Maidoya.

The judgment is being delivered via Zoom for “security reasons.”

Reports have it that the tribunal did not share a link for interested persons to link up, but a 33-inch television is seen mounted for the viewing by counsels and other party supporters.

Those present in the courtroom for the judgement include the State Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe; the former Deputy Governor of the state, Labaran Maku; the secretary to the state government; Ombugadu’s running mate, Ohinoyi; the state APC chairman, Aliyu; the state PDP Chairman, Francis Orogu; and other prominent personalities.

Former Governors of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu and Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, have also arrived at the courtroom to witness the proceedings of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal judgment.

There is presence of combined security operatives in the venue.

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