- Muhammed Abubakar is an APC governor
- He was defeated in his own polling unit
The first shocker of the day from the North is the report that Governor Muhammed Abubakar, an APC governor lost his own polling unit to the rival political party.
Counting of votes is still ongoing across the state and other parts of Nigeria at the time of compiling this report.
Governor Muhammed Abubakar is an incumbent who is seeking reelection.
He lost his unit to the governorship candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Bala Mohammed of PDP.
Announcing the outcome of the election in the governor’s Gindin Durumi polling unit of Bauchi metropolis, Presiding Officer, Mr. Chinedu Onora, said the governor polled 288 votes, while the PDP candidate garnered 358 votes, a difference of 70 votes.
Onuora put the total number of invalid votes at 59.
There was wild jubilation by voters at the unit after the announcement of the result.
Counting of votes continues across Nigeria.