Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
INEC declares PDP’s Bala Mohammed Bauchi Governor-elect

By News Express on 26/03/2019

Views: 776

•Senator Bala Mohammed
•Senator Bala Mohammed

Senator Bala Mohammed of the People’s Democratic Party has emerged the new Governor of Bauchi state, polling 515,113 votes to defeat the incumbent Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress APC who scored 500,625 votes.

Bala won with 14,488 votes in another tight governorship race. Sokoto and Kano governorship races were similarly close.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governorship election in the state had earlier been ruled as inconclusive by INEC and March 23 fixed for re-rerun poll in Tafawa Balewa local government area and some polling units in some other local government areas of the State.

INEC later reversed itself as it ordered the collation of the results. This followed a fact-finding report by a panel led by an INEC commissioner Festus Okoye.

But Governor Abubakar challenged INEC’s volte-face in an Abuja High court.

The court initially ruled to stall INEC’s action, but on Monday, the court gave INEC the go-ahead to conclude the collation.

The Returning officer Professor Mohammed Kyari declared Bala Mohammed, a former senator and minister of the Federal Capital Territory as the winner of the election on Monday night.

“Bala Mohammed having scored the highest votes and satisfied all the requirements of the law is hereby declared Winner of the Governorship election in the state”, he said.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi appealed to politicians to take defeat in good faith

“In any contest there will be a winner and a loser”. He urged the politicians not to gloat in victory.

But the advice was not heeded by supporters of Bala Mohammed, who turned the celebration of the victory into a carnival, as they took over the popular Ahmadu Bello Way, singing ‘Sai Kaura’, drumming, blowing flutes, trumpets and saxophones and dancing to the tunes of a variety of music. Motor-cyclists joined in the revelry with acrobatic displays.

Mrs Aisha Usman said God has answered the citizens’ prayers.

“We are celebrating the outcome of the results of the election as INEC finally declared the man of the people, Sen. Bala Muhammed the winner of the governorship race.

“This is what we have been praying for and God has answered the cry of the masses,” she said.

Mrs Abigail Haruna, who also joined the celebration, said the governor-elect was a good man with a high spirit of patriotism.

She said the people believed that the new governor would take care of them.

“I am very happy that I am witnessing today that the change we wanted is actualised”, said Mr. Ismail Raji, another Bauchi resident.

“I thank God that the final result favoured the Peoples Democratic Party and Senator Bala Muhammed in particular. Bala Muhammed is the change we wanted in Bauchi state,” Raji said. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 26/03/2019 05:39:54 AM





You may also like...
Airbus launches new long-range jet at Paris Airshow...

7 Nigerian universities incorporated into world technology network...

Metele Attack: Army confirms 39 soldiers killed by...

CBN disburses N109.3 billion towards improved power supply...

16 confirmed dead in Maiduguri explosions

FG launches campaign against fake news

Trump digs in on wall, as shutdown enters...

Facebook uploads email contacts of 1.5m users, in...

Nigeria’s unity is unsettled

Africa’s longest-serving leader gets fresh term

Oil theft: NSCDC to deploy drones, aircraft for...

Tanko Yakassai to Ndigbo: You won’t get presidency...


Latest News Gunmen reportedly abduct 28 travellers in Ondo State Herdsmen Menace in South-East: Obiano Administration may have case to answer — Intersociety How I was raped by Ex-President — Beauty Queen Abuja pastor jailed seven years for rape, abortion Man shoots 10-month-old girl in head after her mother rejects him Why Buhari has not unveiled cabinet list — SGF Three abducted Lebanese rescued in Rivers Taraba boils again Youth Corp member stabs brother to death in Anambra Bayelsa Council Polls: APC boycotting election because of lack capacity to win — Gov Dickson 2019 polls not just imperfect but stolen — HURIWA Super Eagles set sights on Guinea in crucial AFCON group clash


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (498,627 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (427,373 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (367,654 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (313,484 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (278,220 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (245,024 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (235,546 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (217,567 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (215,313 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (205,805 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (185,712 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (184,788 views)


NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,328) Business Verdict (75) Columnists (1,055) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (627) Features (767) Global Business Monitor (384) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,626) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (314) News (47,814) Opinion (1,268) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,070) Religion (1,033) Sports (2,052) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera