Governor of the state of Bauchi, Senator Bala Mohammed is optimistic about the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling on the appeal brought by the candidate for governor of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging his victory in the March 2019 elections.
The main court is expected to rule on Monday, January 20, 2019, on three appeals from the government of Bauchi, Sokoto and Kano.
At a news conference in Abuja, information commissioner Ladan Salihu said the governor is not concerned about the trial, having won the election overwhelmingly.
“Bala Mohammed is a democrat, a product of democracy, the rule of law and he is an advocate for good governance. He believes that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man and the common man in the state of Bauchi voted for Bala Mohammed.
“We are very confident that justice will be served in our favor. I would not be the first to get close to the red line of the sub judice, but I can confidently say that we are not particularly concerned, but concerned because it is a process that is not in our hands.
"The governor is very calm, we have hope and we have no imagination, concerned or afraid of the process," he added.
He assured residents and supporters that a final statement by Governor Mohammed will only lead to better governance and a better state in Bauchi.
Governor Mohammed of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner, defeating the acting governor, Muhammed Abubakar, of the All Progressives Congress.
Mohammed polled a total of 515,113, while Abubakar obtained 500,625 votes.