Judiciary warned against manipulating legal process

The Ombugadu Campaign Organisation has called on the judiciary and other relevant authorities to ensure that the legal process concerning the Nasarawa governorship election is not manipulated or delayed for political purposes.

This is contained in a statement signed by the group’s spokesman, Mike Omeri, on Tuesday. 

Mr Omeri said the group was deeply concerned by the recent actions of Governor Abdullahi Sule, “who at 10:00 p.m. on a Sunday night filed his appeal challenging the verdict of the election tribunal that sacked him from office.”

“This untimely and unusual filing appears to be a deliberate attempt to frustrate our candidate, Honourable David Ombugadu, who was declared the winner of the March 2023 governorship election in Nasarawa state by the tribunal. Clearly, the hidden motive was to prevent him from filing a notice of cross-appeal in a timely manner prescribed by law,” stated the group. 

It added, “The timing of Governor Sule’s appeal filing raises questions about transparency, fair play, search for justice, and respect for due process. This further underscores the uncanny way through which they want to win at all costs, not minding the attendant chaos such might cause.”

The group called on relevant authorities, including the judiciary, to ensure that the legal process is not manipulated or delayed for political purposes, demanding that fairness and justice prevail.

He maintained that the Ombugadu Campaign Organisation remained steadfast in its commitment to the democratic process and the pursuit of justice.

“We urge all stakeholders, including Governo Sule, to respect the principles of fairness, transparency and the rule of law in this electoral matter,” the group said. 


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