The Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Auwal Jatau has described the Appeal Court’s verdict affirming the victory of Bala Mohammed as a “fresh impetus for more commitment to serve the people”.
Pmnews.ng recalls that the Appeal Court on Friday declared the governor the true winner of the March 18 governorship election.
In a congratulatory message on Friday, Jatau said the victory not only affirmed the strength of democracy but also solidified the commitment of the PDP administration towards the progress of the state and the overall wellbeing of the citizens.
Also reacting, Mr Abdullahi Yelwa, a political analyst, said the Appeal Court’s judgment upholding Mohammed’s election wasn’t unexpected.
Yelwa, who is also a senior Lecturer, Department of Crime Management and Control (CMC) Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi, added that what could have been shocking was the appeal court upturning the judgment of the tribunal.
“If you carefully study the details of the content of the judgment at the tribunal, one is likely to predict with precision that the appeal court would uphold the judgment as it is.
“The Appeal Court is called the name because it is meant to review what has been done at the court before it and that is the tribunal in this case”, he said.