Appeal Court affirms Bala Mohammed’s election as Bauchi governor

The Court of Appeal in Jos, on Friday, dismissed the appeal challenging the electoral victory of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.

The appeal was filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Mohammed Abubakar.

The Election Petition Tribunal in Bauchi on October 7, dismissed the petition of the APC and its candidate in the election and affirmed the victory of Bala Mohammed, a former senator, as the duly elected governor of the state.

Not satisfied with the outcome of the tribunal’s judgement, the APC approached the higher court and asked it to set aside the lower court’s judgment.

APC also asked the higher court to declare its candidate, Mr Abubakar, as the duly elected Governor.

Delivering judgement on Friday, the five-member panel dismissed…

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