Bauchi Governor accepts defeat, congratulates Governor-elect Bala Mohammed

Posted by News Express | 26 March 2019 | 1,188 times

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•Governor MA Abubakar

Bauchi State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed A. Abubakar, has accepted defeat and congratulated Senator Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was on Monday night declared winner of the governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), following last Saturday’s supplementary polls. INEC had declared the March 9 election inconclusive, with Governor Abubakar, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), trailing his main challenger,

“I congratulate my brother, Sen Bala on this victory at the polls. I am delighted to note that in-spite of the intensity of the campaigns in our dear state, a peaceful election took place without bloodshed,” Governor Abubakar said late last night in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Ali M. Ali.

He invited the Governor-elect to join him in working out the process of a smooth transition.

“I sincerely thank the entire people of Bauchi State for their support to my administration and urge them to extend the same to the incoming administration. I also urge governor-elect to caution his supporters to be law abiding while celebrating since the period of campaigns is now over,” the outgoing governor said.

Source: News Express

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