S’Court affirms Bauchi gov’s election

Abiodun Akinwumi 2024-01-12 0

The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of the governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed.

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Sadique Abubakar’s efforts at the two lower courts to unseat Mohammed were not successful.

Abubakar had alleged massive non-compliance with the Electoral Act during the poll at the two courts.

His petition at the tribunal and appeal at the appellate court were dismissed for lack of merit.

The two courts held that he did not prove his allegations beyond a reasonable doubt.

Reading the lead judgment on Friday, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa resolved all six issues against the appellant and held that the appeal was devoid of merit.