- Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf said there were errors and misapplications of the law in the tribunal's judgement that sacked him
- Yusuf also revealed the NNPP has directed its legal team to appeal the judgement based on the errors discovered in the verdict
- The governor called on the people of Kano State to be calm, remain law-abiding and not take laws into their hands
Legit.ng recalls that the tribunal sacked Yusuf as Kano state governor and declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nasir Gawuna, the winner.
Errors and misapplications in tribunal's judgement
Yusuf said there were errors and misapplications of the law in the tribunal’s decision.
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In a statement posted via his X (formerly known as Twitter) handle, @Kyusufabba, Yusuf said the NNPP legal team has pointed out the errors in the judgement.
He disclosed that the party has ordered the legal team to appeal the judgement as soon as possible to ensure justice.
“As human beings, their judgement may not be absolutely perfect, there are errors and misapplication of the law as pointed out by our legal team. That is why our constitution provides for other stages to go on with such as the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
“On this note, we have already instructed our legal team to appeal this judgement as soon as possible to ensure that justice is done.”
Tribunal sacks Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has been sacked by the Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
On Wednesday, September 20, the tribunal declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nasir Gawuna, the winner of the Kano State governorship elections held on Saturday, March 18.
NNPP reveals how Kano tribunal allegedly favoured APC
The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has described the judgement of the Kano state election tribunal, which sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, as "a miscarriage of justice".
The acting national chairman of the party, Abba Kawu Ali, in a statement, alleged that the tribunal unjustly subtracted 165,663 votes from the party's result to award victory to the ruling party, the APC.
While appealing for calm in Kano state, the acting chairman also alleged the judgement was an affront to constitutionalism, vowing that the party would appeal the decision.