BREAKING: Supreme Court Reverses Sack of Kano Gov Yusuf, Gives Reason

BREAKING: Supreme Court Reverses Sack of Kano Gov Yusuf, Gives Reason

  • The Supreme Court has reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which sacked Kano state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf
  • Justice John Okoro of the five-member panel of the Supreme Court ruled that the appellate court was wrong to have deducted the votes of the governor
  • The apex court also maintained that the issue of nomination remained internal affairs and that no political party should interfere in the affairs of the other journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

The Supreme Court has dismissed the verdict of the Court of Appeal that sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state.

Justice John Okoro-led five-member panel of the apex court faulted the decision of the appellate court to deduct 165,616 votes from the votes of the governor in the March 18 governorship election, TVC supported.

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Supreme Court affirms victory of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano Photo Credit: Abba Gida Gida
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Supreme Court faults deduction of Governor Yusuf's votes in Kano

The respondent claimed that the 165,616 ballot papers were not from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and that the allegation was not proven.

The Supreme Court cited section 63(1) of the Electoral Act, which stated that before a ballot paper can be declared invalid, it must be proven that it was not given to the presiding officer.

It them maintained that the ballot papers in question were signed and stamped and that the only feature that was missing was the date.

The court then ruled that the 165,616 should be added to the votes of Governor Yusuf in the election.

Kano: Supreme Court rules on nomination of candidate

Also, the Court of Appeal was faulted for positing that the governor was not a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

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It maintained that the selection and nomination of candidates remained pre-election matters and no political party could interfere in the affairs of another.

APC shares Aso Ebi ahead of Supreme Court judgment

Ahead of the judgment, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that it would secure victory at the Supreme Court as it reportedly shared Aso-Ebi with its members.

Aso-Ebi is a uniform of clothes for its members to wear after the judgment is delivered.

The sharing of Aso Ebi' ahead of the Supreme Court hearing shows the party's confidence that the outcome of the verdict would be in its favour.

Kano: Aso-Ebi, other things to know as Supreme Court rules on sack of Gov Yusuf earlier reported that the Supreme Court will, on Friday, January 12, give its final verdict on the political dispute trailing the Kano state governorship election held on March 18, 2023.

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Incumbent Governor Yusuf, the NNPP candidate, was sacked by the Court of Appeal and the state tribunal.

On both occasions, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared the poll winner.


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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: or call 08161717844