- The spokesperson of the APC in Kano state has promised legal representation in support of Govenror Abdullahi Ganduje's win
- Ma”aruf Mohammed-Yakasai said the APC legal team is set to defend the governor's victory
- According to Yakassai, APC and Governor Ganduje were ready to defend the mandate given to them by the people of the state
The All Progressive Congress (APC) legal team in Kano State on Wednesday expressed its readiness to defend the victory of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ganduje was declared winner of the March 23 supplementary election held in the state.
Ma”aruf Mohammed-Yakasai, a member and spokesman of the legal team, made the APC’s position known while addressing a news conference in Kano on Wednesday, April 10.
He said the legal team found it necessary to explain its position in respect of the prayer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) granted by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to inspect election materials conducted in the state.
“As a member of the legal team of the APC and spokesman of the Team, we received a copy of an order in respect of the permission granted to the PDP to inspect the election materials, which is in order.
“The court served us with the copy of the order and as the court directed, we will be there to observe and be part of the process,” he said.
According to him, the legal team is prepared to defend the victory of Ganduje before the Tribunal which began preliminary sitting on Tuesday.
He stressed that the APC and Governor Ganduje were ready to defend the mandate given to them by the people of the state.
According to him, the candidate of the PDP, Abba Kabir-Yusuf had no substance to pose any threat to the victory of Ganduje.
NAN reports that the Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Halima Shamaki had on Tuesday ordered INEC to allow PDP to inspect the election materials conducted for governorship election in the state.
Meanwhile Legit.ng previously reported that Ganduje had raised allegation against the Kano state commissioner of police, Mohammed Wakili, claiming he gave protection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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The governor said the police commissioner helped the opposition party win rig the state governorship election.
Ganduje said the arrest of his deputy was unconstitutional and they could have chosen to take him to court for it.
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