Counting of votes has commenced in polling units in Bauchi, producing its first shocker as incumbent governor Muhammed Abubakar of APC lost his polling unit to Bala Mohammed of PDP.
Announcing the outcome of the election in the governor’ s Gindin Durumi polling unit of Bauchi metropolis, Presiding Officer, Mr Chinedu Onora, said the governor polled 288 votes while the PDP candidate garnered 358 votes, a difference of 70 votes.
Onuora put the total number of invalid votes at 59.
There was wild jubilation by voters at the unit after the announcement.
Recall that last June, a group, the Bauchi State Consultative Forum vowed to unseat Governor Mohammed Abubakar in 2019.
Chairman of the Forum. Mr Paul Landi told a medium in an interview that part of the governor’s sin was castigating the speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Dogara, adding: “it is not civil for Abubakar to always use an illegal APC chairman in Bogoro, Mr Haruna Rikaya to castigate Dogara.
“What we know is that Dogara’s excellent performance had caused Abubakar and his agents sleepless nights, having failed Bauchi State citizens whereas the speaker had constructed roads, provided water and other social amenities.”