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The All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate in the 2019 elections, Governor Mohammed Abubakar, have filed a suit at the Election Petition Tribunal challenging the election of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Bala Mohammed.
This is coming after Abubakar, following the declaration of Mohammed as the Bauchi State governor-elect, had conceded defeat and congratulated his would-be successor.
The suit was filed by the Bauchi State chapter of the APC at the Tribunal at 12.30pm on Friday.
Speaking with journalists at the High Court 6 Complex shortly after filing the petition, APC chairman in Bauchi State, Uba Ahmed Nana, said they sought justice from the tribunal.
Nana said: “We are here to to file a suit on behalf of the APC challenging the results of the governorship election in Bauchi State held some weeks ago.
“What we want is justice, as always, from the court because we know that the court will do just that.
“Our prayers are in the petition we filed.”
It was earlier reported that incumbent Governor Abubakar, following the declaration of Bala Mohammed as the Bauchi State governor-elect, had conceded defeat and congratulated him.
But after spending over one week in Abuja, Abubakar had made a U-turn and had said that his party had agreed to go to court to reclaim his mandate from the PDP.
The governor, who addressed his supporters at his campaign office then, said he had earlier accepted his defeat as “destiny” but that he had met with President Muhammadu Buhari and APC leadership who informed him that they would file a suit to challenge the result.