"Don't Overturn People's Choice": Shehu Sani Tells Court of Appeal ahead of Kano Guber Verdict

"Don't Overturn People's Choice": Shehu Sani Tells Court of Appeal ahead of Kano Guber Verdict

  • Former Senator and human rights activist Shehu Sani has urged the Court of Appeal not to overturn the popular choice of the people in the governorship election disputes in Kano and Plateau states
  • Sani, a PDP chieftain from Kaduna state, made the appeal ahead of the appellate court's verdict on the mentioned election disputes
  • The Court of Appeal is set to deliver its judgment on Friday, November 17, concerning the governorship election dispute between Governor Abba Yusuf of the NNPP and Nasiru Gawuna of the APC

Legit.ng journalist Nurudeen Lawal has 9 years of experience covering political campaigns and elections

FCT, Abuja - Shehu Sani, a former senator and human rights activist, has called on the Court of Appeal not to "overturn the popular choice of the people."

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain from Kaduna state made the appeal ahead of the appellate court's verdict on the Kano and Plateau states governorship elections disputes.

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Senator Shehu Sani urged the Court of Appeal not to "overturn the popular choice of the people" ahead of the Kano verdict. Photo credit: Senator Shehu Sani
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"I appeal to the Court of Appeal not to overturn the popular Choice of the People in respect to Plateau and Kano states," Sani posted on X on Friday, November 17.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Court of Appeal fixed Friday, November 17, 2023, for judgement on the governorship election dispute between Governor Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Meanwhile, Abdulrasheed Shehu, one of the spokespersons of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, has predicted the outcome of the Court of Appeal on the Kano state governorship seat.

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In a tweet on Thursday, November 16, Shehu predicted that the APC would be victorious at the appellate court, alleging that the ruling party was already working to turn the country into a one-party state.

"And tomorrow, they will take over Kano…. One Party system loading," the PDP chieftain said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

Yusuf vs Gawuna: NNPP, APC sign peace

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the NNPP and the APC signed a peace pact with the Kano state police command.

This move is to maintain peace before, during and after the appeal court verdict on the March 18 governorship election.

The state commissioner of police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, said the force had concluded all security arrangements to ensure peace.

Source: Legit.ng

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Nurudeen Lawal (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) Nurudeen Lawal is an AFP-certified journalist with a wealth of experience spanning over 8 years. He received his B/Arts degree in Literature-in-English from OAU. Lawal is the Head of the Politics/CA Desk at Legit.ng, where he applies his expertise to provide incisive coverage of events. He was named the Political Desk Head of the Year (Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award 2023). He is also a certified fact-checker (Dubawa fellowship, 2020). Contact him at lawal.nurudeen@corp.legit.ng or +2347057737768.

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