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Appeal judgment: Join me in delivering good governance, Bauchi governor tells Abubakar

By Rauf Oyewole, Bauchi
01 December 2019   |   3:04 am
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has called on the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept the judgment of the Court of Appeal and embrace synergy to deliver good governance in the state.

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has called on the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept the judgment of the Court of Appeal and embrace synergy to deliver good governance in the state.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Jos, Plateau State upheld the election of Mohammed, as the duly elected Governor of state. Bala of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated APC’s Mohammad Abubakar Abdullahi, the immediate past governor.

The five-man panel of the Court dismissed the appeal filed by the APC and its governorship candidate, Abubakar, over what it described as lack of merit.

While reacting to the judgment, Mohammed appealed to his opponent to accept the judgment as the will of God. “This election was won clearly, the electorate who voted for me were not only members of PDP, but voters from across the different parties. It is victory from God to the entire citizens of Bauchi State,” he said.

“As we rejoice, let us not forget that our victory will only make sense when every Bauchi child of school age is in the classroom; when every school leaver is productively engaged; when every pregnant woman has the reasonable assurance that she will not die at child birth and rural folks feel empowered.”