Kano Guber Tribunal Ruling : Gov Yusuf Appeals

By Sharon Akuboh

Following the discrepancies arising from the governorship election tribunal where judgement was passed via Zoom, the governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf’s legal team are heading to the Appeal Court to contest the outcome of the ruling.

According to Governor Yusuf, “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 forĀ other stages to go on with- such as Court of Appeal and Supreme Court”.

He declared that “On this note, we have already instructed our legal team to appeal this judgement as soon as possible to ensure that justice is done.
Let me 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. Security agents have already been directed to ensure the full protection of lives and properties of innocent citizens across the State”.

“This government will continue to work for the development of our State in-line with the promises we made, while seeking for your votes. 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)”.

Governor Yusuf declared that “While thanking the good people of Kano State for their continuous support and prayer, let me further use this opportunity to call on them to continue to go about their businesses peacefully with the assurances that we would get justice at the appellate courts and get the mandate of the people restored and respected Insha Allah”. Thank you.

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