Bala of Bauchi state Wins re-election bid

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By Iyojo Ameh

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State as the winner of the March 18, 2023 Governorship election.

While declaring the results on Monday, the Returning Officer for Bauchi State, Professor Abdulaziz Sabo Mohammed, disclosed that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) polled votes of 525,280 to win the keenly contested election.

Professor Mohammed, who is the Vice Chancellor, Federal University Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State, disclosed that the PDP gubernatorial candidate’s closest rival, Air Marshal Saddique Baba Abubakar (rtd) of the All Progressives Congress, APC scored 432,272 votes to trail behind in second position.

The margin between PDP and APC is 93003 votes.

The New Nigeria People’s Party NNPP candidate Senator Haliru Jika polled 60,496 to come emerge a distant third.

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