Some politicians in Bauchi state ahead of the supreme court judgement of Monday are said to have begun prayer sessions in the mosque.
The Supreme Court will on Monday rule on the the appeal filed by Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the victory of Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Mohammed’s election was upheld both at the tribunal and the appeal court.
According to NAN, there is anxiety among the politicians and residents of the state as regards Monday’s ruling.
Uba Nana, APC chairman in the state, said his party had embarked on a prayer session ahead of the verdict.
“We are reserving our comments until after the verdict on Monday; we have nothing much to say but I can tell you that we are very prayerful now,” the party chairman said.
“We are in prayers and hoping for a successful outcome at the Supreme Court on Monday.”
AYayanuwa Zainabari, publicity secretary of the PDP in the state, said his party had “absolute trust” in the supreme court.
“As it is now, the judiciary is the only hope of upholding the mandate given to Gov. Bala Mohammad by the people of Bauchi state,” Zainabari said.
“We have trust that the court would do justice in delivering its judgement; we have no fear at all and just as we won the election without rigging, by God’s grace, we will have course to celebrate.”