How Bauchi residents reacted to Gov Bala’s victory at Supreme Court

The atmosphere remained calm in Bauchi on Monday in spite the confirmation of Gov. Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected governor of the state by the Supreme Court.

DAILY POST had reported that the Supreme Court on Monday affirmed the victory of Sen.Bala Muhammed as the duly elected governor of Bauchi State.

In a unanimous judgement delivered on the petition filled by the APC and its candidate on Monday, a five-man panel of the court led by Justice Sylvester Nguta threw away Mr Abubakar’s prayers and affirmed Bala’s victory

However, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondents report that people went about their normal businesses, just as there were no incidents of wild celebrations as anticipated.

Speaking shortly after the judgement was delivered, Bauchi State Commissioner of Information, Dr Ladan Salihu, said the apex court had confirmed to the people of the state, the person they chose to be their leader.

According to him, it is indisputable that Mohammed won the election, describing the time and resources spent in challenging his victory in court as needless.

Salihu called on all people of the state, regardless of their political affiliation, to join hands with the governor and develop the state.

Also speaking to NAN, Alhaji Bakoji Bobbo (PDP) Minority Leader, Bauchi House of Assembly, said that the victory would ginger his party to deliver on its mandate to the people.

He said the issue of election had come and gone now, adding that the only task ahead was to face the electorate and all campaign promises.

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