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Kano Gov’ship Polls: Supreme Court to decide Yusuf, Gawuna’s fate Thursday

The Supreme Court is poised to convene on Thursday, December 21, 2023 to deliberate on the appeal filed by Kabiru Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) following the Court of Appeal’s affirmation of the Election Petition Tribunal’s decision to overturn his election victory.

Confirming this development, the Commissioner of Information, Baba Dantiye, affirmed the scheduled hearing, which holds significant implications for the Kano State governorship seat.

Both the Appeal Court and the Tribunal upheld the stance that Nasiru Gawuna, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, emerged victorious in the election.

Consequently, both courts directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to revoke the Certificate of Return previously issued to Yusuf and reissue it to Gawuna, recognising him as the state’s duly elected governor.

However, Yusuf, who was sworn in as governor in May, approached the apex court to challenge the decisions of the lower courts.

Meanwhile, the Kano chapter of All Progressives Congress on Sunday dismissed a viral report that it had a clandestine meeting with President Bola Tinubu and the leadership of the party to influence the outcome of the Supreme Court appeal filed by the New Nigerian People’s Party.

In a statement issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, Kano APC Chairman, Abdullahi Abbas dismissed the rumour, saying it was the figment of the imagination of those peddling it.

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