The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, expressed confidence that the Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, who was recently sacked by the Appeal Court, would still face defeat at the Supreme Court.
Ganduje shared his views with newsmen at his residence in Asokoro, Abuja.
The Appeal Court in Abuja upheld the verdict of the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which nullified the election of Governor Yusuf from the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP). The court declared the APC candidate, Nasiru Gawuna, as the legitimate winner of the March 18 governorship election in Kano.
In his reaction to the Appeal Court’s decision, Governor Yusuf expressed optimism about reclaiming his victory at the Supreme Court.
However, Ganduje, elated by the ruling, asserted that the APC candidate would emerge victorious at the Supreme Court as well. Ganduje stated: “I thank Allah for this important judgment. We have to thank the judiciary for providing a good administration of justice despite all the distractions that have taken place since the beginning of the case.”
“There is no doubt this is a victory for democracy. It is a victory for APC and a victory for Kano State. This is an indication that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria.”
Acknowledging the democratic process, Ganduje admitted the possibility of the case reaching the Supreme Court, expressing readiness to face the legal challenge. H said, “But in all, probably they will go to the Supreme Court which is part of democracy. There is nothing wrong for them to go to the Supreme Court. We, too, are ready to meet them in the Supreme Court. And Inshallah, we will win in the Supreme Court as well.”