Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf Speaks After Tribunal Sacked Him and Instructs His Legal Team to File Appeal

Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf ran under the platform of NNPP during the Governorship Election held in the forty-four Local Government Areas of the State on 18th March 2023.

He was declared the winner of the election and defeated the ruling party APC and it’s candidate during the election.

On Wednesday 20th September, the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in the State dismissed his victory in the election and declared Gawuna of All Progressive Congress ( APC) as the winner of the election.

Gov. Yusuf in his public message in a news gotten from his social media page, has accepted the judgement of the tribunal and cited that the judges are humans and they can’t always be right which will prompt him to file an appeal to challenge the judgement delivered by the tribunal.

According to his statement obtained from his verified X Account, he said ”

My good people of Kano State! You would recall that on March 18, 2023, you came out enmass and voted for me as your Governor with a 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. 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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