Federal High Court in Abuja has
dismissed a suit filed by the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar and
the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the decision by the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume collation exercise in the
state’s gubernatorial election.
INEC had declared the election
inconclusive on the grounds that the number of cancelled votes was higher than
the margin of lead between the two top political parties.
The electoral body later announced
that it would resume collation because it found out that the number of
cancelled votes was tampered with, a decision Abubakar and the APC challenged