Appeal Court affirms Bala Muhammed’s Election as the Governor of Bauchi State.




The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has affirmed the victory of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State in the March 18 governorship election.

The three-man panel of Justices were 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 Governor Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the election which took place in March.

Following the declaration of Mohammed as the winner, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sadique Abubakar, approached the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in the state to challenge Governor Mohammed’s victory.

Chairman of the three-man panel, P. T. Kwahar, in his judgment, affirmed the victory of Mohammed who once served as minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

However, not satisfied with the tribunal’s judgment, Abubakar filed a petition at the Appeal Court challenging the decision of the lower court.