Samson Osuo, Lafia.
The governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Movement in the last general elections in Nasarawa state, Musa Nagogo has withdrawn his Petition against the independent electoral Commission and the state Governor, Abdullahi Sule.
Nagogo had dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for alleged omission of his name and the logo of his party from the election materials of the March governorship election.
In a telephone interview on Monday in Lafia, Nagogo said he withdrew his case from the Tribunal due to appeal from critical stakeholders from both within and outside the state.
” l agree that l went to the Tribunal and l have the right to withdraw, l did so for the interest of the people, I also considered that this is the first time my zone which is Nasarawa North is getting the governorship seat since the created of the state in 1996, So, I should not be the one to truncate the opportunity of the zone producing the governor, hence I withdrew my case”.
He explained that his action was based on the fact that he has to allow the general interest to override his personal interest.
“For the fact that I am not a governor today does not mean I will not be someday, because the future will determine what will happen,”
It was gathered that based on the new development, the three Man Governorship and National Assembly election Petition Tribunal seating in the state now has lesser job to perform on the aspect of governorship.
Not too long ago, the Tribunal dismissed the petition filled by APGA and its Governorship Candidate, Labaran Maku on the ground that the Petitioners filled application for Pre- hearing before the stipulated time as allowed by the Law.