Governor Muhammad Abubakar of Bauchi State has congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Senator Bala Mohammed for emerging victorious in the just concluded supplementary election.
His congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by his special adviser on Media and Strategy, Ali M. Ali on Monday night
He said “I congratulate my brother, Sen Bala on this victory at the polls.
“I am delighted to note that in spite of the intensity of the campaigns in our dear state, a peaceful election took place without bloodshed. “Let me; therefore, invite the Governor-elect to join me in working out the process of a smooth transition.
“I sincerely thank the entire people of Bauchi state for their support to my administration and urge them to extend the same to the incoming administration.
“I also urge governor-elect to caution his supporters to be law-abiding while celebrating since the period of campaigns is now over,” the statement said.
Newsfeed had reported that Sen.Bala Mohammed of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) emerged the new governor of Bauchi State after polling 515,113 votes to defeat the incumbent, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 500,625 votes.
Announcing the results of Governorship elections on Monday, the Returning Officer,Prof. Mohammed Kyari, said total votes cast was 1,339,66, out of which 1,111,406 votes were valid and 22560 votes, invalid.