Just In: Apprehension As Tribunal Reserves Judgment in APC, NNPP Petitions

Just In: Apprehension As Tribunal Reserves Judgment in APC, NNPP Petitions

  • The case between Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna and Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf in Kano state has been adjourned
  • The Kano state governorship election petition tribunal adjourned the case after the APC and the ruling NNPP submitted their final addresses to the court
  • Meanwhile, the tribunal said it would deliver judgement in the suit challenging Yusuf's victory in the s governorship election soon

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The Kano state governorship election petition tribunal has reserved its judgment in the suit challenging Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf's governorship election victory.

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The court reserved its verdict in the suit filed by APC against NNPP's victory in Kano state. Photo credit: @AbubakarmusaDK1, @Kyusufabba
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The petition was filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to challenge the March 18, 2023, governorship election victory of Yusuf, a candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), who contested the poll alongside Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna Alherine.

Court adjourns case against Governor Yusuf's victory

The chairman of the three-man panel, Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay, promised on behalf of the panel to be fair to all parties. Speaking on Monday, August 21, he said the judgment would come earlier than the 180 days allowed by the law, Daily Trust reported.

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The adjournment came after all parties made their final addresses, with the APC urging the tribunal to uphold the petition and return Nasir Gawuna as the winner of the election, while INEC, NNPP and Yusuf urged the tribunal to dismiss the petition.

Anxiety as Kano protesters dare police, hit the streets

Angry youths are protesting on the streets in Kano, in defiance, immediately after the recent ban on demonstrations by the police.

The state commissioner of police, Mohammed Usain Gumel, had earlier banned protests after members of the ruling New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) asked their members to storm the streets over alleged bribery of the judiciary.

However, shortly after the order, the protesters converged on the streets and headed for the Government House.

Police ban protests in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has announced the immediate ban of all forms of protests in the state.

The decision is based on an intelligence report received by the police command.

The Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have allegedly assembled a crowd to embark on a protest.

Source: Legit.ng

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