Femi Falana Shares Key Details on Kano Appeal Court’s CTC Verdict: “Abba Yusuf’s Election Upheld”

Femi Falana Shares Key Details on Kano Appeal Court’s CTC Verdict: “Abba Yusuf’s Election Upheld”

  • The Court of Appeal's decision in the case of Kano Governor Abba Yusuf has sparked controversy and debates within legal circles
  • Femi Falana's recent revelation challenges the public perception and calls for a closer examination of the legal intricacies involved in the appellate court's judgment
  • The Certified True Copy of the judgment, which Falana references in a recent interview, adds an intriguing layer to the unfolding legal drama in Kano state

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

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has again weighed in on the appeal court's decision that led to the sack of Kano state Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf.

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Femi Falana reacts to the appeal court's judgment Certified True Copy noting Abba Yusuf was not sacked. Photo credit: @Kyusufabba, Femi Falana
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In a recent interview, Falana opposed to the popular belief that Governor Yusuf was sacked; noted that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja ‘actually’ upheld Yusuf's election and granted all the reliefs sought by the governor.

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As reported by Vanguard, Falana noted that having read the Certified True Copy, CTC, of the judgment, he was surprised to see that the majority judgment overturned the lower tribunal’s ruling and awarded cost in favour of the embattled Governor Yusuf.

The legal luminary made this known while appearing on Arise News Primetime show on Tuesday, November 21.

Falana said:

‘’You will be surprised if I show you the judgment. To my utter dismay, the majority judgment of the Court of Appeal in Kano upheld the appeal, set aside the judgment of the lower court, and awarded cost in favour of the governor that was removed by the lower tribunal. There are contradictions that the court can no longer explain but that is likely to be taken up by the Supreme Court.

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‘’Contrary to the impression that has been given out there, the majority judgment of the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the judgment of the lower court was wrong and has set it aside in writing, upheld the appeal, and granted all the reliefs sought by Governor Abba. So, you ask yourself, What’s going on?’’

Appeal court verdict: "Plot to remove me targeted at Kwankwaso" - Gov Yusuf

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Abba Yusuf opened up about his recent political issues, noting they are targeted attacks against his political mentor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the leader of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

Yusuf made this revelation a few days after the Court of Appeal sacked him and upheld the verdict of the tribunal led by Justice Oluyemi Akintan Osadebay, which removed him from office on September 20, 2023.

Yusuf spoke at length for the first time during a stakeholders meeting of the Kwankwasiyya Movement in Kano.

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Femi Falana reacts to appeal court judgements sacking Kano, Plateau governors

Also, Legit.ng reported earlier that the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has called for a review of the appeal court judgments sacking Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state and Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau state.

Falana noted that the court verdicts that voided the election of Mutfwang and Yusuf, should be reviewed because the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed in its duty to conduct proper elections in the country.

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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