- The Governorship election petition in Kano State has sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf popularly known as Abba Gida Gida of the NNPP
- Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay-led panel found that 165,663 votes casted for the governor were invalid because the ballot papers were not signed
- The court then declared Nasir Gawuna of the APC as the winner of the March 18 governorship election in the state
Kano, Kano - The Kano State Governorship Election Petition has sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf popularly known as Abba Gida Gida of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and declared the the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nasir Gawuna as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.
Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay-led three-man panel of the court ruled that 165,663 votes of the governor were invalid.
Details emerge as tribunal sacked NNPP Kano Governor Yusuf, declares APC Gawuna winner
According to the judgment, the ballot papers for the 165,663 votes were not signed and stamped, therefore, they were invalid.
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The tribunal on Wednesday, September 20, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to the governor and issued the same to Gawuna of the APC.
Gawuna and the APC have challenged the outcome of the March 18 governorship election where Yusuf as emerged victor before the court.
INEC declared Yusuf, the candidate of the NNPP as the winner of the March 18 election and returned him elected after he polled 1,019,602 votes to defeat Gawuna of the APC who garnered 890,705 votes.
APC, NNPP supporters seek divine intervention
Ahead of the court hearing the NNPP, the Kwankwasiyya movement as well as the APC have embarked in seperate prayer session seeking for spiritual interventions in their favour.
The prayer session came after the two parties made accusation and counter-accusation over the allegation that some people are working to influence the judgment of the court.
One of the panel members, Justice Flora Azinge, has raised an alarm over an attempt that over
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Justice Osadebay had pledged justice and be fair to all parties in accordance with the provision of the law within the 180 days set for the judgment to be delivered.
BREAKING: Only 50 people allowed into Kano tribunal venue, say police
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kano state commissioner of police, Usaini Muhammed Gumel, has disclosed that about 50 persons were allowed into the Kano tribunal on Wednesday, September 20.
Gumel said the tribunal secretary relayed the information to the police authority, adding that the force did not order the restriction.
Some journalists were not allowed to enter into the court as a result of the restriction.