- Former federal lawmaker Senator Shehu Sani cryptically predicted the outcome of the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal
- The All Progressives Congress (APC) is challenging the victory of Governor Abba Yusuf from the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) in the March 18 election
- Sani compares the verdict to a Liverpool vs Chelsea match, sparking humorous reactions on Twitter
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Kano state - Senator Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, has cryptically predicted the outcome of the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
The APC and its candidate, Nasir Gawuna, are contesting the victory of Governor Abba Yusuf from the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) in the election that took place on March 18.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the NNPP secured a total of 1,019,602 votes, triumphing over the APC and its candidate, Nasir Gawuna, who garnered 890,705 votes. This resulted in a winning margin of 128,897 votes in favour of the NNPP candidate.
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Displeased, the APC filed a petition at the tribunal to challenge the results declared by the electoral body.
Kano guber tribunal: Verdict will favour Liverpool, not Chelsea - Sani
In a Twitter (now known as X) post on Tuesday, September 19, Sani, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), predicted thus:
"Kano’s tomorrow’s match verdict will favour Liverpool and not Chelsea."
While Liverpool FC's colour is red, Chelsea's traditional colour is blue.
In Kano, the NNPP is headed by Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, whose Kwankwasiyya Movement is known for the traditional red cap.
Kano tribunal: Nigerians react to Shehu Sani's tweet
Reacting to Sani's tweet, Abbancy Yakasai, @Abbaancy, said:
"Abba Liverpool x Gawuna Chelsea."
"So it's now #LiverpoolFC vs #ChelseaFC. #ChelseaFC is in the worst form of their life, so they will lose.
Ahmad, @AhmadTee212, said:
"The red caps....this man, your sense of humour is another level."
Tribunal: Kano governor Yusuf sacks commissioner
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state sacked Commissioner of Land and Physical Planning, Adamu Kibiya for threatening tribunal judges.
The Commissioner of Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, disclosed this while addressing journalists at Government House, Kano, on Friday, September 15.