APC rejects results declaring Bala as winner of Bauchi governorship election
Bauchi State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed, has won his reelection bid, defeating his closest opponent, Abubakar Sadique of the All Progressive Congress (APC) with 93,010 votes.
According to the results announced, the Governor cleared 15 out of the 20 local government areas leaving Sadique with only five councils.
The Nation reports that APC rejected the result shortly after its declaration. The APC agent at the collation centre, Abdulmumin Kundak, refused to sign the reject sheet alleging there were several irregularities.
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The other LGAs he cleared are Ningi, Tafawa Balewa, Toro, and Bauchi, while Abunakar n Giade, Gamawa, Darazzo, Misau, and Katagum.
The returning officer, Professor Abdulkarim Sabo Mohammed, who is the vice chancellor of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, said Mohammed got 525,280 votes to defeat the APC candidate, Abubakar who got 432,272 votes, while Haliru Jika of the New Nigeria People’s Party came third with 60,496.
Also, a breakdown by INEC showed the total number of registered and accredited voters as 2,749,268 and 1,058, 381 respectively.