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