Austine Tsenzughul, Bauchi
Bauchi State Governor-elect, Sen.Bala Muhammad (Kauran Bauchi)has commissioned four Senior Advocates of Nigeria SANs, 60 indigenous lawyers to defend Bauchi people’s mandate at the Election Petition Tribunal in Bauchi.
Incumbent Bauchi state Governor Muhammad Abubakar, of All Progressives Congress,(APC) candidate challenging Sen.Bala Muhammad, the PDP candidate’s victory at the gubernatorial election held in the state last March
The Gov.-elect talking to reporters at the inauguration ceremony of his legal team in Bauchi,assured “I will use every legitimate means at my disposal to defend my electoral mandate”.
“I won’t relent in defending the mandate that was freely given to me by the good people of Bauchi State. This is not the first obstacle we have had to cross, and by God’s grace, we will emerge victorious again at the court”.
“The leader of the legal team Chris Uche and other SANs in collaboration with our 60 indigenous lawyers will be defending us at the tribunal. God willing we will secure our mandate and transform Bauchi State for good,”he assured.
He added”on behalf of myself, the Deputy Governor-elect, Sen.Baba Tela and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Bauchi state, I hereby inaugurate the legal team to fight for us at the tribunal.”
The lead counsel, Mr.Uche, S.A.N.,in a brief remark said he was sure his client will be victorious at the tribunal.
His words”our team is in Bauchi to defend the electoral mandate of Sen.Bala Muhammad, which has been given to him freely and voluntarily by the people of Bauchi State.”
“We have read the petition, they faulted elections in three out of 20 local government areas, but honestly, there is nothing weighty in it. Our team is ready to defend the Governor-elect at the tribunal,” Mr.Uche re-assured.