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UPDATE: Appeal Court Affirms Bala Mohammed’s Election As Bauchi Governor

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The Appeal Court sitting in Jos, on Friday, upheld the election and return of Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] as the duly elected governor of Bauchi State.

Governor Abdulkadir was declared winner of the governorship election which held in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC].

Consequently, the defeated incumbent governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress [APC] had petitioned the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal asking it to nullify the election of Bala Mohammed.

Delivering judgement on Friday, the 5 man panel dismissed all the four grounds of appeal filed by the APC and its gubernatorial candidate in the election.

Reading the judgement, Justice O. A Otisi held that all the grounds of appeal filed before the court by the appellants lacked merit and thereby dismissed them.

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