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Bauchi tribunal upholds Governor Bala Mohammed’s election victory


The Bauchi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has upheld the victory of Governor Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 18th governorship election held in the state.

The tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

It held that there was no strong reason to nullify the election as it was conducted in compliance with the law.

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The judgement was delivered by a three-man panel chaired by Justice P.T Kwahar.

In response to the tribunal’s decision, the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y Suleiman, congratulated Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad on the affirmation of his election victory.

The Speaker praised the tribunal’s judgement as a confirmation of the will of the people of Bauchi State who reelected the Governor for continued progress and transformation.

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He stated, “Even from the onset, we were confident and unshaken that you will emerge victorious in any trial in the public or courts of justice.

You have exceptional blessings from Almighty Allah, and so you shall continue to triumph and prosper, against all odds and adversaries.”

The Speaker also urged the opposition to prioritize the state’s interests by shelving any plans to challenge the will of the people and instead work together with the Governor for the overall development of the State.

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Governor Bala Mohammed’s victory was originally declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, and the tribunal’s decision has now affirmed that outcome.

The APC candidate had approached the court, alleging irregularities in the election.