Tribunal upholds Bauchi Governor’s election

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State

The Bauchi State election petition tribunal has upheld the election of Governor Bala Mohammed.

Delivering the six-hour judgment on Monday, the chairman of the three-member panel, Justice Salihu Shuibu, announced the dismissal of the petition by the All Progressive Congress, (APC) and its candidate, Mohammed Abubakar.

Justice Salihu Shuibu ruled that the ‎petition brought by the APC and its candidate, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar against the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) and its candidate, Senator Bala Mohammed lacked merit.

The tribunal had rejected statements on oath of 27 out of 33 witnesses brought by the APC and its guber candidate, Mohammed Abubakar.

The Lead Judge said that “the petitioners failed to prove their petition beyond reasonable doubt.
“I hereby ruled that the election of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) candidate, Senator Bala Mohammed is valid.”

Mercy Chukwudiebere