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Appeal Court upholds Bala Mohammed’s victory as Bauchi governor

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The Appeal Court, Abuja Division, has upheld the victory of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State in the governorship election held on March 18.

The APC governorship candidate, former Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, filed the Bauchi State governorship appeal against Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Governor Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party winner.

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Consequently, the All Progressives Congress, Sadique Abubakar, approached the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in the state, challenging the victory.

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

In its ruling on Friday, the court ruled that each party should bear their costs.