S’Court will return Kano voters’ legitimate mandate, says gov
S’Court will return Kano voters’ legitimate mandate, says gov

Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, who was sacked by an Appeal Court judgment on Friday has vowed to reclaim his mandate at the Supreme Court.

Recall that on Friday, the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja upheld the ruling of the tribunal that sacked Governor Yusuf and declared Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna of the APC, winner of the March 18 election.

In a broadcast on Friday night, Yusuf said he had instructed his legal team to challenge the Appeal Court ruling at the Supreme Court.

“We have consulted all stakeholders and resolved and decided that our lawyers should challenge the Appeal Court Judgement at the Supreme Court.

“We believe and have the confidence that the Supreme Court will reclaim the mandate of the Kano people who voted for us,” he said.

He urged people to continue to go about with their lawful activities as security agents have been directed to ensure law and order prevailed in the state.

Earlier, while reacting to the Appeal Court judgment, Abdullahi Ganduje, National Chairman of APC, said his party was waiting for Yusuf and the New Nigerian Peoples Party at the apex court.

He said, “I thank Allah for this important judgement. We have to thank the judiciary for providing good administration of justice despite all the distractions that took place since the beginning of the case.

“We have to thank the judiciary. 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. Democracy we can say is matured in Nigeria. We have to thank all those stakeholders, the political parties, even the NNPP that took us to the Appeal Court.

“For Kano State, this victory is for all of us. We are fully aware, we know what happened during the election; a lot of malpractices and we took the issue to the tribunal and by the grace of God, we got a fair judgement in favour of our great party, APC.”

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