Kano Governor Yusuf’s Sack: Police Beef Up Security Ahead of Supreme Court’s Judgement

Kano Governor Yusuf’s Sack: Police Beef Up Security Ahead of Supreme Court’s Judgement

  • The fate of Abba Yusuf and his rival, Nasir Gawuna will be decided by the Supreme Court on Friday
  • Ahead of the apex court's final verdict, the NNPP and the APC supporters have been urged to maintain law and order, before and after the judgment is delivered
  • The warning is coming months after the appeal court upheld the sacking of Governor Yusuf and the declaration of APC's Gawuna as the winner of the state's 2023 election

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

Kano state, Nigeria - Police authorities in Kano state on Thursday, January 11, heightened security ahead of the Supreme Court’s final verdict on the disputed Kano governorship election, slated for Friday, January 12.

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The Supreme Court has fixed Friday, January 12, 2024, to deliver judgement on the Kano election dispute. Photo credit: Nasir Gawuna, Abba Kabir Yusuf
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This is part of the efforts of the police to forestall the breakdown of law and order on Friday in the ancient city of Kano.

Ahead of the much-anticipated judgment of the apex court, the Kano state police command says it is ready to clamp down on those plotting mayhem before, during, and after the judgement, Channels TV reported.

During a press conference on Thursday, the Kano Police Commissioner Mohammed Usaini Gumel said parties in the case have also agreed to abide by the decision of the apex court.

How the court sacked NNPP's Yusuf

This comes after the embattled Kano Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf filed an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which had affirmed his sacking.

The lower court declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasir Gawuna, as the authentic winner of the Kano state governorship election held on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

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The legal showdown is between Governor Yusuf of the NNPP and APC's Gawuna on Friday.

Kano: “It's almost impossible for NNPP to win at Supreme court”, Khaleel speaks

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Sheikh Ibrahim Khaleel, the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC) in Kano state in the 2023 general elections, has ruled out the chances of the NNPP winning at the Supreme Court on Friday.

Speaking in Hausa on Alkibla TV, Khaleel said although it is almost impossible for Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf (NNPP candidate) to win at the Supreme Court, “it is good to appeal because they will have sufficient time to prepare properly for the handover”.

NNPP sends message to Tinubu

Also, Legit.ng reported that the NNPP asked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to call leaders of the APC in Kano state to order.

The party noted that APC leaders distributing souvenirs 'in anticipation of victory' at the apex court, is unhealthy for the state.

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Disputed Kano election: Supreme Court's judgement date

Legit.ng also reported that the Supreme Court fixed Friday, January 12, for judgement in the Kano state governorship election appeals.

The secretary of the legal team for the NNPP, Barrister Bashir Tudun Wuzirci, confirmed this.

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.