The Appeal Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, has affirmed the election of Senator Bala Mohammed as the governor of Bauchi State.
Delivering judgement on Friday, Justice O.A Otisi, who read the ruling on behalf of the five-man panel, dismissed the appeal of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Mohammed Abubakar.
Justice Otisi said the appeal filed before the court by the duo lacked merit to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s decision to declared Bala Mohammed winner.
Reacting, Chris Uche (SAN), counsel to the Bauchi State Governor, praised the ruling of the appeal court.
He described the judgement of the appellate court as a victory for democracy.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria called on the people of Bauchi State to continue to support the administration.
Immediately after the judgment, there was wild jubilation by supporters of the governor and the PDP, who blocked the main Yakubu Gowon highway, thereby causing traffic along the road.
They were seen beating drums and other musical instruments praising Bala Mohammed.