Aueal Jatau, the Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, is currently leading a group of state government officials to the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, for the judgment on the governorship election held in March 2023, which will be delivered today.
Members of the delegation include Jatau, who represents the Governor, Bala Mohammed, who’ is currently out of the country; the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the atate, Hamza Akuyam.
Others include commissioners, special advisers, and other state government officials.
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division will, on Friday, deliver judgment in the election in which the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party winner.
Following Mohammed’s proclamation as the winner, the All Progressives Congress candidate, Sadique Abubakar, approached the governorship election petition tribunal, challenging Mohammed’s victory.
Chairman of the three-man panel, P T. Kwahar, in his judgment, affirmed the victory of Mohammed, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.
But not satisfied with the tribunal’s judgment, Abubakar, filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal challenging the decision of the lower court.