- The APC has vowed to challenge the victory of the PDP in Bauchi state
- PDP's candidate and former minister of FCT, Bala Mohammed, had defeated the incumbent governor of the state and candidate of APC, Mohammed Abubakar
- Abubakar said the APC has hired four SANs to challenge Bala Mohammed's victory in court
Apparently dissatisfied with its loss in the just concluded governorship election in Bauchi state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has assembled four SANs to challenge the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in court over its victory.
Daily Trust reports that the outgoing governor of the state, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, made this known on Thursday, April 4.
Legit.ng gathered that Governor Abubakar who returned to Bauchi on Wednesday evening, April 3, told his supporters at his campaign office that the APC as a party would go to court to reclaim its mandate from the PDP.
According to the newspaper, the video of the meeting which was seen, was confirmed by the commissioner of information, Ibrahim Sade.
Recall that Governor Abubakar had conceded defeat after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Senator Bala Mohammed of the PDP as the winner of the election.
The governor who confirmed that he had earlier accepted his defeat as “destiny” informed his supporters that the leadership of the party would file a suit soon to challenge the election.
“I went to Abuja as a loyal and obedient party member. I met with the national chairman of the APC, I met with the vice president of Nigeria, I also met with the president of Nigeria. All these three offices said that the APC will file a suit in court to challenge the election results of Bauchi.
“As an obedient member, I accept to go with that decision. Everyone knows when the results of the election were announced, I conceded defeat but I contested on the ticket of the party and the party has refused to accept the outcome," he said.
In his reaction, the state PDP chairman, Hamza Koshe Akuyam, said that the decision of the APC to go to court is a welcome development. "We are ready to meet them in court. The court will reaffirm our victory,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives, declared that with the victory recorded by the PDP at the governorship election in Bauchi, the state has now been emancipated.
Mohammed had polled a total of 6,376 votes, while the candidate of the APC the current governor of the state, polled 5,117 votes.
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