Appeal Court affirms Bala Mohammed as Bauchi Governor

Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State.

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Bala of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the March 18 governorship election.

But the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Sadique Abubakar rejected the outcome of the election and sought redress in the court.

The Bauchi State Governorship Election Tribunal had dismissed the APC candidate’s petition, upholding the election of Bala.

But Sadique dragged the matter to the appeal court, insisting that the March 18 poll was marred by irregularities.

However, ruling on the matter on Friday, the panel of three justices, who were unanimous, upheld the verdict of the tribunal.