Yusuf vs Gawuna: Tension in Kano As Appeal Court Set to Deliver Final Verdict on Gov'ship Election

Yusuf vs Gawuna: Tension in Kano As Appeal Court Set to Deliver Final Verdict on Gov'ship Election

  • The court will rule on the appeal filed by Governor Abba Yusuf, determining his fate as Kano state governor
  • Ahead of the court's final judgment in the case between APC candidate Nasir Yusuf Gawuna and NNPP's Yusuf, there is a heavy presence of security in the state
  • The state's police have also issued a fresh advisory to the residents, irrespective of whether the judgment favours them or not

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Kano state, Kano - All things being equal, the appeal court sitting in Abuja will deliver its final judgment on Tuesday, November 14, which will determine Abba Kabir Yusuf's faith as Kano state governor.

Kano state government, APC, PDP, appeal court, police
The court will determine who continues as the governor of Kano state between Abba Yusuf and APC's Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna. Photo credit: @Kyusufabba, @AbubakarmusaDK1
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Ahead of the appellate court's verdict on the state governorship election petition in Abuja, the Kano state police command has beefed up security.

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Recall that the appellate court reserved judgment on the matter.

The police on Monday, November 13, said they had deployed adequate personnel and equipment in strategic locations in the state.

The command also stated that this action was necessary to forestall any attempt to cause disturbance or breakdown of law and order in the state, Leadership reported.

In a statement issued on behalf of the state commissioner of police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel, by the spokesperson in Kano, residents were encouraged to go about their daily activities, Vanguard report added.

“The police and security agencies are assuring the good people of the state of adequate security before, during and after the declaration of the appeal judgement,” he said.

Ayodele predicts winner between APC and NNPP

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In an earlier report, Legit.ng reported that Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele predicted that the APC would receive a favourable judgement again when the NNPP appealed the verdict sacking Yusuf as Kano governor.

The cleric said if the jurists did not compromise, the APC would defeat the NNPP again.

'Don't intimidate judiciary', group tells NNPP

Legit.ng also reported that following the verdict of the Kano state governorship election petition tribunal, the NNPP was urged to re-strategise and prepare for the next election cycle.

The Stand Up Nigeria (SUN) made this call at a press briefing in Abuja on Saturday, September 30.

Meanwhile, in another piece of related news, the founder of the NNPP, Dr Boniface Aniebonam, predicted the outcome of the Court of Appeal judgement involving Governor Yusuf and Nasir Gawuna.

Aniebonam said Governor Yusuf would not lose the NNPP governorship seat in Kano state to the APC.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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