- The Court of Appeal in Kaduna has affirmed the election of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as the governor of Kano
- The verdict was delivered by Justice Tijjani Abubakar who presided over the case on Friday, November 22
- The court also dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which challenged the victory of Ganduje
The election of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano was on Friday, November 22, affirmed by the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna state.
The verdict, which upheld the decision of the election petition tribunal given in October, was delivered by a five-man panel headed by Justice Tijjani Abubakar.
In the judgement, the court also dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s candidate, Abba Yusuf, in the last gubernatorial poll in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the appointment and creation of four additional emirates in Kano state was on Thursday, November 21, nullified by a state high court.
Delivering the verdict, Justice Usman Na’abba, the presiding judge, declared the creation of the four emirates did not follow due process.
Recall that the creation of the additional emirates had been trailed by controversy as many condemned it.
Ganduje on Sunday, July 7, said that the new additional four emirates in the state have come to stay.
The governor stated this when he paid a condolence visit to the Emir of Rano, Alhaji (Dr) Tafida Abubakar (Autan Bawo), over the death of his son, Aliyu Tafida, who lived for 20 years.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor also said his administration would upgrade the general hospitals located within the headquarters of each of the four newly created emirates to 400 beds capacity, so as to improve the health delivery system.
He said: “My administration is determined to make people understand the viability and necessity for such new Emirates. One of it is our intention to move the health care delivery system to a more progressive level."
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