This was disclosed by a group known as the Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience (BOBOLAC ) BOBOLAC said the development was in response to the decision by the outgoing Governor of Bauchi state, Muhammad Abubakar and the All Progressive Congress, APC, to challenge the victory of the Governor Elect. In a press statement made available to newsmen on Saturday , the convener of the group , Shipi Rabo Esq said ” We convey our assurances to his Excellency The Governor- Elect and indeed the people of Bauchi state that we are deploying the services of not less than 50 counsels which include some very senior colleagues and successfully tested hands to compliment the efforts of the legal team to defend the peoples mandate in terms of the impending election petition to be filed by Governor Abubakar ” ” Having said this , we also wish to observe that Governor Abubakar ‘s latest move to go to to tribunal in respect of the election smacks of double speak ( and with due respect to him and the APC ), insincerity. This is because as we have had occasions to observe, Governor M.A. was among the first people to call on Wazirin Adamawa Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to concede defeat in the presidential election and take the result in good faith” “The issue here is that our own Makama Babba in Bauchi is for all intent and purposes not walking the talk. Having initially conceded defeat and congratulated Kauran Bauchi knowing fully well that it is the wish of the people; Mr. Abubakar should have stick to his words. That is how statemen behave” Shipi stated though that the group has no problem with the governor going to the tribunal saying it is a welcome development which will afford it to use its God-given skills to defend the people’s mandate as given to the Governor-Elect” “What we consider wrong is the governor portraying the whole matter of going to the tribunal as being the decision of so, so and so person while in reality it is not” It would be recall that the outgoing Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar disclosed last week that his party, the All Progressives Congress has assembled four SANs to challenge his electoral defeat in court. Abubakar who returned to the state after spending over one week in Abuja making consultations with the Presidency and the national leadership of the APC, backed down on his earlier decision to concede defeat.]]>

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