The Governorship Election Tribunal in Bauchi State has upheld the Election of Governor Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The All Progressives (APC) had challenged the declaration of Senator Bala Mohammed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the last governorship election in the state.
The Bauchi State chapter of the APC filed the petition seeking nullification of the declaration of Senator Bala Mohammed duly elected governor of Bauchi State and declare their candidate Barrister Mohammed Abubakar as the winner of the governorship election.
Giving the judgement at about 5:00 pm, head of the three-man panel, Justice Salihu Shuiabu, dismissed the case of the petitioner for failing to prove his case.
Reacting to the development, lead counsel to the defendant, Chris Uche SAN, said he judgment was a victory for democracy and the electorate which filled out in their thousands to vote the PDP candidate.