S’Court Sets Date For Verdict On Kano Governorship Election Dispute

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Supreme Court has scheduled Friday, January 12, as the date for delivering a judgment on an appeal filed by Abba Kabir Yusuf, the governor of Kano State.

Yusuf is challenging the ruling of the Court of Appeal.

Previously, the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had removed Yusuf from office, despite his election under the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

The tribunal ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who contested the March 2023 election.

Dissatisfied with the ruling, Governor Yusuf took the case to the Appeal Court.

However, the appellate court upheld his removal and also stated that he was not a member of the NNPP at the time of the election.

In an effort to resolve the matter, the governor and his party have now appealed to the Supreme Court.

Barrister Bashir Tudun Wuzirci, the secretary of the NNPP’s legal team, informed the Daily Trust that the apex court has set Friday as the day for the ruling.

“Yes, it is officially confirmed. They have told us to appear on Friday for the judgment.

“They told us that each party should not have more than two counsels in attendance.

“This, they said, is because they will be delivering seven judgments on that same Friday,” he said.

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.