Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Bala Mohammed, has been declared winner of the Bauchi governorship election.
Mohammed defeated the incumbent governor, Muhammed Abubakar, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mohammed polled a total of 515,113 votes while the APC polled 500,625.
The returning officer, Prof Kyari Mohamme, announced the winner and returned the former FCT minister Bala Muhammed as new Governor of Bauchi State. Meanwhile, Governor Muhammad Abubakar has congratulated the governor-elect, Senator Bala Mohammed.
This was contained in a statement by his special adviser on Media and Strategy, Ali M. Ali.
“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.