Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state says he would appeal the judgment of the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal that annulled his declaration as the winner of March 18 election.
In reacting to the judgement on Monday, He said that the judgment was a temporary setback that they would learn from in order to restrategise and come out stronger.
“I still remain the governor till Supreme Court decides otherwise because the law allows me to appeal and we will do that to reclaim our mandate,” Sule said.
He urged the residents of the state to remain peaceful and particularly warned the youths of the state to avoid incitement of violence through social media.
The majority judgment was read by Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, Chairman of the tribunal.
Justice Chiemelie Onaga, a member of the panel, agreed with the lead judgment read by the panel chairman.
The only dissenting judgment was delivered by Justice Ibrahim Mashi, who dismissed the petition filed by the PDP candidate and upheld the declaration of the governor by the INEC.