The Bauchi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has affirmed the victory of Governor Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 18 governorship election.
The tribunal threw out the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
It stated that there was no strong reason to nullify the election because it was conducted in compliance with the law. Justice P.T Kwahar led the three-man panel that gave the judgement on Wednesday, September 20.
In March the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mohammed the winner of the polls. Mohammed emerged winner after polling 525,280 votes while Abubakar got 432,272.