Kano: Tinubu Comes Under Pressure Over Sacking of Governor Yusuf

Kano: Tinubu Comes Under Pressure Over Sacking of Governor Yusuf

  • President Bola Tinubu has been warned by civil society organisations and political leaders to stop pursuing the removal of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano
  • The Forum for National Integration and Development warned that the removal of the Kano governor could lead to political instability and disunity in the country
  • NNPP Yusuf was sacked by the tribunal that declared APC Nasir Gawuna as the authentic governor of Kano, but judgment on his appeal is expected to be delivered this week

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FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has come under pressure to accept the outcome of the March 18 governorship election in Kano state for the sake of political stability and unity in Nigeria.

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Bola Tinubu/Abba Kabir Yusuf/Nasir Yusuf Gawuna/Kano State/APC/NNPP
Group asks Tinubu to stop challenging NNPP's victory in Kano Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Abba Kabir Yusuf, Nasir Gawuna
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Group urges Tinubu to halt Court of Appeal proceedings against Kano governor

At the roundtable discussion of the Forum for National Integration and Development (FNID), chaired by Oguntade Omolewa, the group warned the president to desist from the legal pursuit to ousted Governor Yusuf of Kano.

Yusuf, the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the last governorship election in Kano, defeated Nasir Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja would be delivering its verdict on the redress sought by Governor Yusuf over his sacking by the Kano state governorship election petition tribunal.

Why tribunal sack Governor Yusuf of Kano

Justice Oluyemi Osadebay-led panel sacked the governor on September 20, when 165,663 of his votes were declared invalid as they were not signed nor stamp by INEC.

The court then reduced the votes of the NNPP candidate to 853,939 while the APC Gawuna 890,705 votes did not change.

But commenting on the development in Kano on Wednesday, Omolewa said:

“We implore President Tinubu to play the politics of inclusion and national cohesion rather than division.”

Anxiety in Kano, Plateau over sack of Governor Yusuf, PDP lawmakers

Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano and his counterpart in Plateau state, Caleb Mutfwang, would know their fate this week.

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The report that the Court of Appeal will deliver judgment on petitions against them this week has created tensions in the two northern states.

Kano and Plateau are historically known for religious, ethnic and political crises that have claimed many lives and properties.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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