Nasarawa Court Verdict: Ombugadu appeals for calm amid protests


David Ombugadu, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has issued a plea for peace among his supporters.

This is coming in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling reaffirming Governor Abdullahi Sule’s victory in the March 18, 2023, gubernatorial election in Nasarawa State.

Amid reports of PDP supporters staging a protest in the state capital, Lafia, earlier on Friday, Ombugadu, in a statement on Friday night, expressed gratitude to his followers, urging them to maintain calm and unity.

Ombugadu acknowledged the unwavering support received during the electoral campaign and the subsequent legal battles.

He acknowledged the disappointment of the outcome but commended the dedication and commitment demonstrated by his supporters throughout the challenging period.

“While the outcome may not have been what we had hoped for, the strength and dedication displayed by you and countless others during this period have not gone unnoticed.

“Your commitment to the principles of democracy, justice, and the ideals we hold dear has been truly inspiring,” the statement read.

Ombugadu stated the need to uphold shared values and dedication to the betterment of Nasarawa State.

He expressed gratitude for the trust and belief placed in him and acknowledged the collective efforts of his supporters.

“As we navigate the path forward, let us continue to uphold the spirit of unity and resilience that defines our state and country in general.

“Together, we can contribute to the progress and development of Nasarawa State, irrespective of the challenges we may face,” Ombugadu urged.

He further thanked his supporters for their unwavering commitment, stating that their collective efforts would contribute to making a positive difference.

Ombugadu expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve the people of Nasarawa State and anticipated continued collaboration for a brighter future.