Newsone reports that the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has affirmed the election of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
This online news platform recalls that Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had declared Bala of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the March 18 governorship election.
However, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Sadique Abubakar rejected the outcome of the election and sought redress in the court.
Newsone Nigeria reports that the Bauchi State Governorship Election Tribunal had dismissed the APC candidate’s petition, upholding the election of Bala. But Sadique dragged the matter to the appeal court, insisting that the March 18 poll was marred by irregularities.
However, ruling on the matter on Friday, November 17, 2023, the panel of three justices, who were unanimous, upheld the verdict of the tribunal.