APC petitions Bauchi tribunal over Bala Mohammed’s victory

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed

All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed a petition at the Bauchi Election Petitions Tribunal against the election of Bala Mohammed.

Bauchi APC chairman, Uba Nana, told journalists of the development on Friday.

Mohammed was declared winner of Bauchi governorship election by polling 515,113 votes to defeat incumbent governor, Mohammed Abubakar, who polled 500,625 votes.

“We are here to file a suit on behalf of the APC challenging the results of the governorship election held some weeks ago.

“What we want is justice, as always, from the court because we know that the court will do just that,” Nana said.

The governor also said he decided to challenge the election on the party’s instructions, adding that four senior lawyers have been hired for the purpose.

“Just like I said, I am an obedient member of the national body of the party; it is because of this, that all these three places that I went to, each one of them said the APC will file a suit in court to challenge the governorship election results in the state.

“As an obedient member, I accepted to go with that decision. Everyone knows when the results of the election were announced, I conceded defeat but I contested on the ticket of the party and the party has refused to accept the outcome,” Abubakar said.