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CUPP Hails Court Ruling On Bauchi Gov Poll

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Monday hailed the decision of an Abuja Federal High Court to vacate the order restricting the Independent National Electoral Commission from continuing the collation of governorship election result in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

In a statement by its spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, the coalition described the ruling as a victory for the nation’s democracy.

It also said the development signalled an end to the attempts by those he described as enemies of constitutional governance to deny the people of the state of their constitutional right to see the man they elected inaugurated as governor.

The statement read, “CUPP hails Federal High Court’s ruling delivered a few minutes ago in Abuja vacating the order restricting INEC from continuing the collation of governorship election result from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area and declaring the winner of Bauchi State governorship election.

“The road is now clear for the official declaration of Senator Bala Mohammed as the governor-elect of Bauchi State.

“This ruling is a huge victory for our constitutional democracy and an end to the shameful attempts by enemies of our constitutional governance to use the court to ambush and deny the Bauchi people their constitutional right to see the man they elected inaugurated as their governor.”


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.