The Supreme Court has declared Abba Yusuf as the duly elected Governor of Kano state
The five-member panel of the apex court held that the tribunal and the court of appeal erred by sacking Yusuf, flagbearer of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), as governor of the state.
In September, the Kano state governorship election petition tribunal sacked Yusuf as governor of the state. After hearing the appeals on December 21, 2033, the Supreme Court reserved its judgment.
The tribunal subtracted 165,663 votes from the 1,019,602 recorded for Yusuf because the ballot papers were not stamped, signed and dated as required by law.
The tribunal then declared Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the poll.
Again on November 17, the court of appeal upheld the tribunal’s verdict and added that Yusuf was not a member of the NNPP when he contested the election.