BREAKING: Appeal Court Sacks Kano Governor, Declares New Winner

BREAKING: Appeal Court Sacks Kano Governor, Declares New Winner

  • The Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of the tribunal sacking Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state
  • In its judgement on Friday, November 17, the Appeal Court agreed with the judgement of the tribunal, ruling that the fielding of Abba Yusuf was in breach of the electoral law
  • The verdict comes nearly two months after the Kano tribunal removed Yusuf, declaring the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nasiru Gawuna, as the winner of the March 18 poll

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria

Kano, Kano state - The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday, November 17, sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state.

According to Daily Trust, the court upheld the verdict of the tribunal led by Justice Oluyemi Akintan Osadebay which sacked Yusuf on September 20, 2023.

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Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, has been removed by the Appeal Court. Photo credits: Abba Kabir Yusuf, Maryam Shetty
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With this verdict, Nasir Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to succeed Yusuf. Sacked Yusuf is a chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

The Nation also noted the appellate court's judgement.

The Appeal Court said Governor Yusuf was not qualified to contest, saying that the fielding of Yusuf by the APC was a breach of the electoral law.

Following the court's judgement, jubilation erupted around the court's premises.

Appeal Court affirms Bauchi gov's election

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the Appeal Court delivered its final judgement in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The appellate court on Friday, November 17, affirmed the victory of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state in the Saturday, March 18 governorship election.

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In another related news, Legit.ng reported that the Appeal Court declared the Zamfara state governorship election inconclusive.

In its verdict, the court ordered a re-run in three specific local government areas: Maradun, Birnin-Magaji, and Bukyun.

Appeal Court dismisses opposition's case in Lagos

Also, Legit.ng reported that the appeal court, Lagos state division on Wednesday, November 15, dismissed the appeal of the Labour Party (LP) and its candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

The court in its final judgement, thrashed out the LP's case challenging the victory of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the validly elected winner of the March 18 governorship election held in Lagos state.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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