Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, is set to pursue legal action at the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal in Abuja upheld the electoral tribunal’s decision to remove him from office on Friday. The tribunal had nullified Yusuf’s victory and declared Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the March 18 election.
In a broadcast on Friday night, Governor Yusuf expressed determination to contest the Court of Appeal’s ruling, emphasizing that his legal team had been instructed to challenge the judgment at the Supreme Court. He conveyed confidence in the Supreme Court’s ability to restore the mandate given to him by the people of Kano.
“We have consulted all stakeholders and resolved that our lawyers should challenge the Appeal Court judgment at the Supreme Court. We believe and have the confidence that the Supreme Court will reclaim the mandate of the Kano people who voted for us,” he stated.
Governor Yusuf called on the public to continue their lawful activities, assuring them that security measures were in place to maintain law and order in the state.
Reacting to the Appeal Court’s decision, the National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, expressed gratitude for the judgment and commended the judiciary for upholding justice throughout the legal process. Ganduje acknowledged the victory as a triumph for democracy, APC, and Kano State, emphasizing that it showcased the maturity of democracy in Nigeria.
While acknowledging the right of the opposing party to appeal to the Supreme Court, Ganduje stated that the APC was prepared to meet them in the Supreme Court. He expressed confidence in winning at the Supreme Court as well, reaffirming the legitimacy of Dr. Nasiru Gawuna as the duly elected governor of Kano State.