A Certified True Copy of the Court of Appeal judgment on the Kano State governorship election has affirmed the victory of Kabiru Yusuf as the duly elected governor of Kano State.
The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Isa-Dederi, made the disclosure on Tuesday.
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The AG, who spoke with newsmen in Kano, said in the fresh revelation as contained in the written judgment, the Court of Appeal set aside the judgment of the Kano State Elections Petitions Tribunal for lacking in merit.
“The evidence contained in page 67 of the the copy of the Appeal Court judgment released on Tuesday and signed by Registrar Jameel Ibrahim Umar, the appellate court upheld the victory of Abba Kabiru Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as duly elected Governor of Kano state,” Isa-Dederi said.
The three-member panel of the Appeal Court on November 17, 2023 had dismissed the appeal filed by Yusuf on the basis of his membership status of the NNPP.
The appellate court subsequently affirmed Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress as winner of March 25, 2023 governorship poll in Kano State.
However, Isa-Dederi noted that page 67 of the CTC of the judgment clearly indicated that the tribunal’s ruling that sacked Yusuf was set aside.
He averred that contrary to what the Judges read to the public in the courtroom, the written evidence has vindicated Yusuf as the legitimate governor of Kano State.
According to the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, this latest discovery will strengthen their position at the Supreme Court.