There was wild jubilation by residents of Bauchi on Monday night as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Bala Muhammed, the winner of the gubernatorial race in the state.
The residents thronged major highways in the state capital, chanting: “Sai Kaura (Bala Mohammed),” eulogising the governor-elect.
Also on display were musical instruments such as drums, flutes, trumpets and saxophones, just as the celebrants danced to tunes of blaring music.
Some of the celebrants said they were celebrating the outcome of the final result as declared by INEC, adding that God had answered their prayers.
Motorcyclists also filled the streets of the metropolis, displaying various riding skills to celebrate the victory.
Mohammed polled 515,113 votes to defeat the incumbent, Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (PAC), who garnered 500,625 votes.