The Bauchi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has officially affirmed the victory of Governor Bala Mohammed, representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the highly contested March 18th governorship election held in the state.
The tribunal, presided over by a distinguished three-member panel led by Justice P.T Kwahar, decisively dismissed the petition brought forth by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its gubernatorial candidate, former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
Following a meticulous examination of the evidence presented, the tribunal concluded that there existed no substantial grounds to invalidate the election results, asserting that the election had been conducted in strict adherence to the provisions of the law.
This outcome reinforces the initial declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in March, which pronounced Governor Bala Mohammed as the victor, having garnered an impressive 525,280 votes. His closest rival, the APC candidate Air Marshal Abubakar, secured 432,272 votes.
The tribunal’s verdict marks a significant milestone in solidifying the mandate bestowed upon Governor Bala Mohammed for a second term, bringing closure to a chapter of electoral disputes in Bauchi State.