Appeal Court Sacks Kano Governor Abba Yusuf, Declares APC’s Gawuna as Winner

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State.

A three-member panel of the court held that the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) breached the constitution by sponsoring Yusuf who was not a member of the party.

The panel upheld the judgement delivered by the tribunal which sacked Yusuf on September 20.

However, the APC approached the Tribunal, citing alleged electoral malpractice.

The tribunal had declared 165,663 votes of Yusuf, who contested under the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), invalid on the grounds that they were not signed or stamped by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The governor’s votes were then reduced to 853,939 while those of Nasir Ganuwa, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, remained at 890,705.

INEC had announced Yusuf winner of the March 18, 2023 election, after he garnered 1,019,602 votes to defeat Gawuna who got 890,705 of the votes cast.

Jubilation following the verdict

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