The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assembled four SANs to challenge the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in court over its victory in the just concluded governorship election in Bauchi state.
This was made known when the governor was Speaking to his supporters at his campaign office that the APC as a party would go to court to reclaim its mandate from the PDP.
Governor Abubakar who had conceded defeat accepted his defeat as “destiny” after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Senator Bala Mohammed of the PDP as the winner of the election, informed his supporters that the leadership of the party have decided to file a suit soon to challenge the election.
“I went to Abuja as a loyal and obedient party member. I met with the national chairman of the APC, I met with the vice president of Nigeria, I also met with the president of Nigeria. “All these three offices said that the APC will file a suit in court to challenge the election results of Bauchi. “As an obedient member, I accept to go with that decision. Everyone knows when the results of the election were announced, I conceded defeat but I contested on the ticket of the party and the party has refused to accept the outcome,” he said.
Meanwhile, In his reaction, the state PDP chairman, Hamza Koshe Akuyam, lauded the decision of the APC to go to court as a welcome development. “we are ready to meet them in court. The court will reaffirm our victory,” he said.