BY OBUTE JAMES
The Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar has congratulated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Bala Mohammed over his election as governor of the state.
Bala Mohammed was declared wimner following his victory on March 9 governorship poll, March 23, supplimentary election and March 25 victory at the Federal High Court Abuja.
Bala Mohammed the candidate of the PDP scored 515,113 votes to defeat Abubakar, the candidate of the APC who got 500,625 votes.
The Returning officer Professor Kyari Mohammed announced the winner and returned the former FCT Minister Bala Muhammed as the Governor of Bauchi State.
The outgoing Governor, Abubakar in a congratulatory message, signed and made available to newsmen in Bauchi on Monday night, through his Special Adviser, Media and Strategy, Ali Ali expressed his satisfaction with the process.
He said, “I wish to congratulate the Governor-elect of Bauchi state Senator Bala Mohammed. 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.”
Gov Abubakar added, “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.”
He urged the governor-elect to caution his supporters to be law-abiding while celebrating since the period of campaigns is now over.