The Supreme Court, on Monday, validated the election of Governor Bala Muhammed of Bauchi State.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta unanimously dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, Muhammed Abubakar.
Justice Dattijo Muhammad, who read the lead judgment, held that the evidence of the appellants’ witnesses at the election tribunal was inadmissible.
He added that the appellants failed to demonstrate the perversity in the concurrent judgments of both the election tribunal and the Court of Appeal, which had both affirmed the victory of Bala and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, to warrant the verdicts of the lower courts to be set aside.
The PUNCH reports that Bala was present at hearing of the apex court on Monday.