TRIBUNAL DISMISSES CASE AGAINST GOVERNOR BALA FOR LACK OF MERIT.

The Bauchi state election petition Tribunal has dismisses the case filed by former governor M.A Abubakar of the all Progressive Congress against the victory of Mohammad Abdulkadir Bala of People's Democratic Party, for lack of merit.

TRIBUNAL DISMISSES CASE AGAINST GOVERNOR BALA FOR LACK OF MERIT.

From Muazu Hardawa, Bauchi


The Bauchi state election petition Tribunal has dismisses the case filed by former governor M.A Abubakar of the all Progressive Congress against the victory of Mohammad Abdulkadir Bala of People's Democratic Party, for lack of merit.

Delivering the judgement after six and the half hours, the Chief judge  Salihu Musa Shu'aibu and Chairman Bauchi state election petition tribunal, asserted that the witness presented by the petitioners they have no sufficient evidence to convince the tribunal for the irregularities claimed through their submission.

The tribunal chief judge says, after cross examining all witnesses presented by the petitioner, says the petitioners has failed to present substantive evidence to prove their allegation against the election of Bala Mohammad Kauran Bauchi as the governor of the state during the 2019 general elections.

Citing deferent cases such as Pauling Tallin against Johna Jang, Atiku vs INEC, and Nyaku vs Gindiri, and the case between Akwai Doma and INEC, as well as several previous petitions to back the dismissals of the case.

However, all the other two judges that supported during the period of the hearing  backed the decision taken by the Chief judge of the Bauchi state election petition tribunal.

The tribunal also fine the petitioners the sum of three hundred thousand naira.