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APC and candidate lose again as tribunal affirms Bauchi governor’s victory

Bala Mohammed

The Bauchi State governorship election petition tribunal Monday affirmed the election of Governor Bala Mohammed.

The chairman of the three-member panel, Justice Salihu Shuibu, while delivering his judgement, dismissed the petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Mohammed Abubakar.

He held that the ‎petition by the APC and its candidate, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar against the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) and its candidate, Senator Bala Mohammed lacked merit.

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

The lead judge posited that the petitioners did not do enough to prove their petition beyond reasonable doubt.

“I hereby rule that the election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, senator Bala Mohammed is valid,”‎ he ruled.

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