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55 lawyers to defend Bauchi Gov-elect at Tribunal

Following the decision of Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state to approach the Governorship Election Tribunal over his defeat by Senator Bala Muhammad of the PDP during the last governorship election, no fewer than 50 Lawyers have indicated interest to defend the Governor-elect.

This was disclosed to newsmen over the weekend by the Bauchi State Governor-elect, Senator Bala Muhammad while thanking the indigenous lawyers for volunteering to defend his mandate at the tribunal noting that he also hired five Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) in addition to the 50 volunteers to be in his legal team.

Senator Bala promised to run an all inclusive leadership when he takes over and expressed readiness to partner with civil society groups and resource persons in order to develop the state.

He decried youth’s restiveness, unemployment and banditry in the state pledging that on assumption of office, he would come up with rehabilitation programmes to train and engage them as sanitary inspectors and security guards.

Earlier, a group of lawyers in Bauchi State known as ‘Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience’ (BOBALAC)‎ had told the Governor-elect their plan to sue the outgoing Governor of the state, Mohammed Abubakar over alleged plan to award fresh contracts, reinstate dethroned district heads and conduct massive recruitment of new civil servants in the state few weeks to the expiration of his tenure.

Speaking during an interactive session with the governor-elect at Command Guest House Bauchi, one of the leaders of the group, Barrister Jibrin Sa’id alleged that the planned actions by the outgoing administration was meant to leave behind financial burden for the incoming government to cripple it at its inception.

He also promised that the group would deploy 50 Counsels to defend the governor-elect in the suit filed by the incumbent governor at tribunal challenging his defeat.

Jibrin advised the governor-elect to appoint technocrats and serious politicians in his cabinet to enable him successfully implement his campaign manifestos, saying that without good lieutenants, he could not accomplish his goals.

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