Breaking: Bala Mohammed remains Bauchi governor, Appeal Court rules

The Abuja Division of the appellate court, on Friday, affirmed the victory of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State in the March 18, 2023 governorship election.

The panel of three justices was unanimous, awarding no cost as the court ruled that each party to the matter should bear their costs.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Mohammed of the PDP as the winner of the election.

Following the declaration of Mohammed as the winner, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Sadique Abubakar, approached the governorship election petition tribunal, challenging the victory.

Chairman of the three-man panel, P T. Kwahar, in his judgment, affirmed the victory of Mohammed, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

But not satisfied with the tribunal’s judgment, Abubakar, filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal challenging the decision of the lower court.

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