By Mohammed Baba Busu
Akwanga(Nasarawa State) – The Nasarawa People’s Democratic Party(PDP) governorship candidate , Mr David Ombugadu, has vowed to challenge the result of the March 9 Governorship Election in the state at the Tribunal.
Ombugadu made this known on Thursday 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.
“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,”he said.
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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC had on March 11 declared that Abdullahi Sule polled 327,229 votes to defeat his opponents in the election.
Ombugadu scored 184,281 votes to place second, while Mr Labaran Maku of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) polled 132,784 votes to place third in the poll. (NAN)