Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has closed his defence in a petition filed against him by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), David Umbugadu, in the March 2023, governorship election.

Governor Sule, through his counsel, Mubarak Adekilekun called 21 witnesses who testified in his support before the tribunal and applied to close his defence.

INEC lead counsel, Ishaka Muddie Dikko (SAN), APC counsel Mathew Burkah (SAN) and the PDP lead counsel, Jibrin Samuel Okutepa (SAN), did not object to the application.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ezekiel Ajayi while ruling on the application; granted the governor’s prayers and adjourned the hearing till next Wednesday for APC to open its defence.

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