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Kano Governor, Abba Yusuf Heads To Supreme Court Over Tribunal Judgment, Appeals For Calm

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has directed his lawyers to appeal the judgement of the governorship election tribunal which nullified his election and declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Nasiru Yusuf Gawauna as the winner.

Yusuf, who stated this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday night, which he posted on X (formerly Twitter), added that though the judgement is a temporary setback for the state, it would neither dampen his spirit nor slow him down in delivering quality service to the good people of the state.

He, therefore, called on the people of the state to remain calm and continue to be law-abiding as security agents have been directed to ensure the safety of the lives and property of residents.

He said, “You would recall that on March 18, 2023, you came out en mass and voted for me as your Governor with total votes of 1,019,602 and a margin of 128,897 votes between my humble self and second place.

“Subsequently, I was duly sworn in as your elected Governor on May 29, 2023. You may also recall that the party that lost the election took us to court.

“However, after almost six months of proceedings at the governorship election petition tribunal, today Wednesday, September 20, 2023, the judges of the tribunal have in their own wisdom delivered their ruling.

“As human beings, their judgement may not be absolutely perfect, there are errors and misapplication of the law as pointed out by our legal team. That is why our constitution provides for other stages to go on with such as the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.”

He added, “On this note, we have already instructed our legal team to appeal this judgement as soon as possible to ensure that justice is done.

“I therefore call on all the good people of Kano State to be calm and remain law-abiding. People should not take the law into their hands, and security agents have already been directed to ensure the full protection of lives and property of innocent citizens across the State.

“We want to assure you that this will neither dampen our spirit nor slow us down, as this is a temporary setback for our State which we will overcome by the grace of Almighty Allah (SWT).”

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