The All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate in the 2019 governorship election in Bauchi state Mohammed Abubakar who is the incumbent governor have reversed their earlier position of accepting the election result vowing that they will challenge it in court.
According to a video clip released by Abubakar’s Special Assistant on Communication Shamsuddeen Lukman, the governor made his intention known Thursday while addressing his supporters at his campaign organization in Bauchi shortly after returning to the state.
He said he had earlier accepted the outcome of the election as a destiny adding that he now met with President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leadership of the party which informed him of its plan to file suit against the election.
The governor said he is a party loyalist and as such is in support of its new decision.
He noted that the party has hired four Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANS) to file the case saying he was hopeful that he would triumph in court.
“The reason for my travelling to Abuja was to meet with vice president, president and party chairman all of whom told me that the party would go to court to challenge the election results”. He said in the video clip.
Abubakar alleged that since the announcement of PDP candidate Bala Mohammed as winner of the election, Sara-Suka thuggery has resurfaced in Bauchi vowing that he would meet with security agencies tomorrow with a view to addressing the menace.
Recall that the outgoing governor went to a federal high court in Abuja to secure order that would restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission from collating and announcing Bauchi governorship election results on the ground that the election was allegedly marred by irregularities.
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But the electoral umpire after conducting supplementary election vacated the court order and announced Bala Mohammed winner having polled the highest votes.