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BREAKING: Tribunal gives ruling on Mohammed’s election as Bauchi governor

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The Bauchi State governorship election petition tribunal has upheld the election of Governor Bala Mohammed.

Delivering the six-hour judgment on Monday, the chairman of the three-member panel, Justice Salihu Shuibu, announced the dismissal of the petition by the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and its candidate, Mohammed Abubakar.

Justice Salihu Shuibu ruled that the ‎petition brought by the APC and its candidate, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar against the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) and its candidate, Senator Bala Mohammed lacks merit.

The tribunal had earlier rejected statements on oath of 27 out of 33 witnesses brought by the All Progressives Congress ( APC) and its guber candidate, Mohammed Abubakar.

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The Lead Judge said that the petitioners failed to prove their petition beyond reasonable doubt.

“I hereby ruled that the election of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) candidate , senator Bala Mohammed is valid,” he declared.

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