The Federal High court in Abuja on Monday, March 25, dismissed a suit challenging the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume collation of results in Bauchi governorship election.
Governor Mohammed Abubakar and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged INEC’s decision to collate the result of the March 9 election in Tafawa Balewa local government area of the state.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, while delivering the judgment set aside his earlier order of March 19, which stopped the collation of the results.
The judge who ruled that INEC should be allowed to continue its constitutional duty noted that "there is no legal impediment before the defendant to go on with the decision of the defendant to execute its decision in its press release".
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that residents of Bauchi state called on Governor Abubakar to concede defeat after his re-election bid suffered a massive setback.
The people made this call in reaction to the results of the just concluded supplementary elections which indicated that Abubakar lost to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Abubakar who is seeking re-election for a second term in office had in 2015 defeated candidate of the then incumbent governor, Isa Yuguda.
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