2019 General ElectionsNews

Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience pledge 50-Counsel Defence Team for Governor-elect

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Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience, BOBALAC,‎ has pledged to present 50 Counsel to defend the Goveror-elect, Senator Bala Mohammed and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the State’s Election Petitions Tribunal.

The group disclosed this in a release jointly signed by ‎its Chief Convener, Shipi Rabo, Esq and Secretary, Musa Abdullahi, Esq while reacting to the plan by the All Progressives Congress, APC to challenge Senator Mohammed’s victory in the 2019 governorship election in Bauchi State.

Challenge after conceding

“Having initially conceded and congratulated Kauran Bauchi, knowing fully ‎well that, that is the wish of the people, Abubakar should have sticked to his words. That is how statesmen behave,” the group stated.

The group noted that, as Lawyers, they had no problem with Governor Abubakar and the APC going to the tribunal to challenge the victory of Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed.

“In fact, we welcome the development as it will afford us yet another opportunity to use our God-given skills to defend the people’s mandate as given to the Governor-Elect, Kauran Bauchi.

“In doing this, we convey our assurances to His Excellency, the Governor-Elect and indeed the people of Bauchi State that we are deploying the services of not less than 50 Counsels, ‎which include some very senior colleagues and successfully tested hands to compliment the efforts of the legal team to be assembled to defend the people’s mandate in terms of the impending election petition to be filed by Governor Abubakar,” the release said.

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