Barely 24 hours after he lost at the Election Petition Tribunal, immediate former Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has declared his intention to appeal against the judgement.
Speaking through his Media Aide, Ali Mohammed Ali, the Governor declared that: “We are appealing the judgment. Our lawyers have been instructed to file an appeal after studying the judgement”.
He expressed optimism that the APC and himself will get judgement at the Appeal Court and reclaim the mandate given to them by the good people of the state.
Mohammed Abubakar, however, called on his teeming supporters across the state as well as other members of the APC to remain calm, law-abiding citizens and should not do anything that will lead to the breach of peace in the state.
“We are peaceful and peace-loving people in the APC, we believe in the rule of law and so we are going to tread the path of law to reclaim the mandate massively given to us by the generality of the people of Bauchi state,” the former governor stated.
It would be recalled that on Monday, the Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal dismissed the petition brought before it by the former Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and his party, APC seeking for his declaration as the duly elected Governor of the state and not Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir and the PDP as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).