The current Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, who has been defeated at the Saturday supplementary election by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Bala Mohammed has conceded defeat.
In a statement today, Monday, by press secretary to the governor, Abubakar Al-Sadique and made available to newsmen, the governor, who won the election in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said: “I wish to sincerely congratulate my brother, Sen Bala on this victory at the polls.
“I’m glad that in spite of the tensed campaigns we had in Bauchi state, we have been able to sail through without bloodshed. Let me therefore invite the Governor-elect to join me in working out the process of a peaceful 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 in the celebrations since the period of campaigns is now over.