Kano: Supreme Court Told Who to Announce Winner Between NNPP's Yusuf and APC's Gawuna

Kano: Supreme Court Told Who to Announce Winner Between NNPP's Yusuf and APC's Gawuna

  • A coalition of 100 civil society and pro-democracy organisation, has criticised the judgement of the Appeal Court that sacked the governor of Kano state, Abba Kabir Yusuf
  • Last Friday, November 17, the Court, in its judgement in Abuja, ordered the governor to vacate office and declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasir Gawuna, as the winner of the election
  • The coalition said the judgement was against the principle of democracy upon which Nigeria was founded

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

Kano, Kano state - A coalition of 100 civil society organisations (CSOs) and pro-democracy organisations in Nigeria has asked the Supreme Court to affirm the choice of the electorate in the disputed Kano state governorship election.

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Recall an Appeal Court ruling sacked Governor Abba Yusuf from office and declared Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the March 18 election.

The embattled Yusuf is a chieftain of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) in Kano.

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Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, was removed by the Appeal Court on Friday, November 17. Photo credits: Dr Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, Abba Kabir Yusuf
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Kano: Coalition faults Appeal Court's judgement

The Appeal Court's verdict came after the Kano state governorship election petitions tribunal sacked Yusuf in September, ruling that the NNPP had failed to prove that the election was conducted freely and fairly.

The NNPP rejected the verdict and said it would head to the Supreme Court.

Ahead of the Supreme Court's fireworks, the coalition of pro-democracy groups called on the apex court to set aside the judgement of the Appeal Court and 'restore the mandate' of the people of Kano state which they said was given to Governor Yusuf, Leadership newspaper reported.

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Blueprint newspaper also noted the coalition's stance.

The group's convener, Francis Obinna, said at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, November 21:

“The Supreme Court, as the highest court in the land, has the responsibility to uphold justice and ensure that the rule of law prevails.
"We call for a thorough and transparent review of the Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Kano governorship case."

Kano guber: CTC of judgement is out

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Court of Appeal finally released the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Kano judgement it delivered.

The CTC was shared on X (formerly Twitter) by Salihu Tanko Yakasai, popularly known as Dawisu, the Kano state Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) gubernatorial candidate in the 2023 election.

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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