Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi, Senator Bala Mohammed, has again defeated Governor Mohammed Abubakar in the Saturday supplementary election in the state.
Mohammed, who may soon be announced as winner of the state governorship election, had also won the March 9 governorship election which was declared inconclusive.
After the collation of the supplementary elections which was conducted in 15 of 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state, Mohammed polled a total vote of 6,376 to defeat Governor Abubakar, who got 5,117 votes.
At the previous election, Mohammed had led with 469,512 votes against Abubakar’s, 465,453 votes. The margin of difference was 4,059 votes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to collate the March 9 election result from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area (LGA).
However PDP led APC in the LGA result when it was announced at the previous election before the state returning officer cancelled election there.
But after examining issues leading to the cancellation of Tafawa Balewa result, INEC said it will accept the result but was halted by a court order from doing so.