In a defiant response to the Court of Appeal judgment that sacked him from office, Kano Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has rejected the decision and announced his intent to take the case to the Supreme Court.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja had upheld the nullification of Governor Yusuf’s election by the state election petition tribunal, prompting his firm stance against the ruling.
Governor Yusuf, affiliated with the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), expressed his disagreement with the judgment via a post on his X official page.
In the post, he stated, “After careful study and rigorous stakeholders’ engagement, my team and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), have decided to approach the Supreme Court on the miscarriage of justice, delivered by the Appeal Court, yesterday in Abuja.”
Remaining optimistic, Governor Yusuf believes that the Supreme Court will rectify what he deems as a miscarriage of justice by the Tribunal and the Appeal Court.
The Governor urged the citizens of Kano State to go about their legitimate activities, assuring them that necessary measures have been taken to ensure the security of their lives and property.
In his closing remarks, Governor Yusuf called on the people of Kano State and well-meaning Nigerians to pray for Allah’s mercy and protection against what he perceives as an attempt by mischief makers to hijack power through the back door and return the state to what he refers to as the dark ages.