By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti
A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
In a unanimous judgement, the three-man panel led by Justice Nwaoma Chidi Uwa dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of All Progressives Congress retired Air Marshal Sadeeq Baba Abubakar challenging the recent ruling of the state election petition tribunal.
Retired Air Marshal Sadeeq Baba Abubakar is seeking for notification the 18 March 2023 Gubernatorial election which saw Governor Bala Mohammed as the winner.
Delivering the judgement, justice Nwaoma Chidi Uwa ruled that the complainant fails to provide convincing evidence to support his claims that the election was marred by irregularities.
The appellate court therefore dismissed the petition for lack of merit.
Reacting to the judgement, Governor Bala Mohammed who expressed satisfaction with development described it as a true reflection of the people’s choice.
While calling on the opposition to shelve their sword and submit to the will of God, Bala Mohammed said it is now time to for him consolidate on the implementation of the laudable projects aimed at improving the quality of lives of the citizens.