Tribunal upholds Bala Mohammed as Bauchi governor
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Bauchi State has affirmed the declaration of Senator Bala Mohammed as the duly elected governor of the state.
The judgement was delivered by the three-man panel headed by P.T Kwahar.
The panel dismissed the petition of the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Sadique Abubakar, a former Chief of Air Staff, challenging the re-election of Mohammed for a second term.
It held that there was no strong reason to nullify the election as the election was conducted in compliance with the law.
INEC had in March declared that Mohammed polled 525,280 to beat his closest rival and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Air Marshal Abubakar who polled 432,272.