Court Begins Hearing Appeal In Kano Gubernatorial Election

Appeal Court Hears Kano Governorship Election Case Today

The Court of appeal sitting in Abuja had commenced hearing of appeal by Governor Abba Yusuf challenging his removal by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

The Court of Appeal, Kano Division, will today, November 6, 2023, hear the appeal filed by Governor Yusuf challenging the judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

It would be recalled that the tribunal had ruled in favour of the APC when it declared its candidate, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.

The tribunal nullified the election of Governor Yusuf by declaring 165,663 of his votes invalid, saying that they were not signed or stamped by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Consequently, the court declared the APC candidate as the winner of the governorship election and ordered INEC to withdraw Yusuf’s certificate of return and issue it to Gawuna.

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Dissatisfied with the judgment, Governor Yusuf and his party, NNPP, approached the appellate court to challenge the judgment delivered by the tribunal.

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