Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed

The Supreme Court on Monday declared that Senator Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is duly elected governor of Bauchi State.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Musa Dantijo, the court dismissed the petition by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammed Abubakar for lacking in merit.

Abubakar in their petition against the election of Sen. Bala Mohammed, alleged non compliance with the electoral laws.

The Supreme Court, however, held it that the appellant failed to prove that there was non compliance that substantially affected the conduct of the election.

According to Dantijo, the Supreme Court holds that he failed to demonstrate the perverseness of the concurrent judgment of the lower courts to warrant the court to grant his prayers.