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Appeal Court Ruling: Atiku, Saraki Congratulate Governor Bala, Keep Mum On PDP’s Loss In Zamfara

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Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and Bukola Saraki, have congratulated Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on his victory at the court of appeal.

Naija News had earlier reported that the Abuja Division of the Appeal Court on Friday upheld the election of Mohammed as the Governor of Bauchi state.

Congratulating Mohammed in a statement on his official X handle, the former presidential candidate of PDP said that his victory was an indication that the democratic process was followed.

“Congratulations, H.E. @SenBalaMohammed, on your affirmed victory in the March 18 governorship election. This victory is a testament to the democratic process in this case and your unwavering dedication to the people of Bauchi State. Your leadership and commitment, as evidenced by this triumph, continue to inspire many. I am confident that Bauchi State will achieve greater heights and notable advancements under your governance. I wish you continued success in your endeavours to serve our people,” he wrote.

Former Senate President Saraki, in his congratulatory message, wrote: “The Appeal Court’s judgement upholding the election of my dear brother and friend, Senator Bala Mohammed, as the duly elected Governor of Bauchi is a triumph for democracy and the people of Bauchi State. I congratulate my dear brother and our great party on this victory!”

However, the PDP stalwarts who congratulated the Bauchi state governor kept mum about the appeal court verdict that sacked PDP’s Dauda Lawal as Zamfara State governor.

Naija News recalls that the Court of Appeal in Abuja sacked Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara and declared the March governorship election in the state as inconclusive.

The court also ordered a rerun in three local government areas: Maradun, Birnin-Magaji and Bukkuyum.