The Court of Appeal sitting in Jos, Plateau State, on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mohammed Abubakar, challenging the victory of Governor Bala Mohammed in the March 9 governorship election in the state.
Abubakar, the immediate past governor of the state, was defeated by Mohammed, who represented the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the election.
The appellate court dismissed the appeal filed by the former governor and his party for lack of merit.
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The state election petitions tribunal had also validated Mohammed’s victory due to the petitioners’ inability to prove their allegation of ballot stuffing and other election irregularities against the respondents.
Listed as respondents in the case were Mohammed the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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