Kano Guber: NNPP Chairman Predicts Outcome as Supreme Court Decides Yusuf, Gawuna's Fate

Kano Guber: NNPP Chairman Predicts Outcome as Supreme Court Decides Yusuf, Gawuna's Fate

  • The Kano state chairman of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Hashimu Dungurawa, has tipped Abba Kabir Yusuf, the candidate of his party, to win at the Supreme Court
  • Legit.ng reports that the Supreme Court will deliver judgement in the Kano 2023 governorship election appeal on Friday, January 12, 2024
  • Incumbent Governor Yusuf risks being removed and losing the NNPP's sole governorship seat in Nigeria

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Kano, Kano state - Amid the imminent settlement of a gubernatorial dispute, Hashimu Dungurawa, chairman of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Kano state, has said his party is expectant of a victorious judgement at the Supreme Court.

Speaking to The Punch in an interview published on Friday, January 12, Dungurawa said the NNPP is totally confident that 'justice will be served’ by the Supreme Court.

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The Supreme Court will deliver judgement on the NNPP's appeal on Friday, January 12. Abba Kabir Yusuf, Nasiru Gawuna
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He said the ruling party in Kano is putting its hope in God.

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His words:

“We’re very happy to have the day of the judgement coming tomorrow morning (Friday, January 12). On our side, we the NNPP, are of full confidence that justice will be done tomorrow (today).
“Our case will be similar to that of the President and that of Benue. The judgment came in their favour, so we hope something like that will happen to our case tomorrow (today), God willing.”

Furthermore, the NNPP leader asked people not to fear and eschew violence, saying:

“We Kwankwasiya people are law-abiding citizens. We are ready to allow peace to reign.”

Sheikh Khaleel tips APC to win

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, ruled out the chances of the NNPP winning at the Supreme Court on Friday, January 12.

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Speaking in Hausa on Alkibla TV, Khaleel said although it is almost impossible for Governor 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”.

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 the date.

Kano: ‘Ganduje using Tinubu’, Kperogi alleges

Meanwhile, US-based Nigerian scholar, Professor Farooq Kperogi, has said in fighting to wrest power from Rabiu Kwankwaso, Abdullahi Ganduje is using President Bola Tinubu and the African country’s courts as "cudgels".

Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, was the presidential candidate of the NNPP during the February 2023 election. Ganduje, on the other hand, is the current national chairman of the APC and the immediate past governor of Kano.

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.