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Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State
Residents of Bauchi on Monday went wild in jubilation, on major streets of the city as they celebrated the victory of Governor Bala Mohammed of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) at the Election Petition Tribunal which dismissed the petition of ex-governor Mohammed Abubakar and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The residents chanted victory songs and wielded placards with various inscriptions as they paraded in convoy along the streets. Some of the placards read “Bauchi is for Bala” and “Support Bala for progress of the state” among others. Display by motorcyclists and horse riders added colour to the celebration.
One of the celebrants, Mr Ishiaku Yaya, said they were using the motorcycles, sticks and all other various musical instruments and vans to express their satisfaction over the judgement, adding that they had always believed that the tribunal was going to protect the people’s mandate by upholding the governorship election.
Due to the crowd and mass turn-out of supporters, streets were blocked as motorists were forced to use a single lane.