Kano governorship election dispute, so many contradictions in appeal court verdict that nullified Abba Yusuf election.

by Adabanija Kamorudeen

Contrary to its Friday pronouncement upholding the judgement of the Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, the certified true copy of the Court of Appeal judgment however revealed that the appeal court affirmed Gov. Abba Yusuf’s election, awards N1m cost against APC

The Court of Appeal had during its Friday judgement upheld the judgement of the tribunal, declaring APC candidate, Nasiru Gawuna, as winner of the governorship election in the state.

But when the certified true copy of the judgement was released by the court on Tuesday, our reporter observed a number of contradictory declarations in the judgement.

In one instance, the appellate court declared “I will conclude by stating that the 𝑓ive issues in this appeal are hereby resolved in favour of the 1st respondent (APC) and against the appellant NNPP) and against the 1st respondent (APC).”

The court further shot itself on the foot, declaring “Therefore, I find no merit in this appeal which is liable to be and is hereby dismissed.”

But in the final line of the judgement, the court set aside the judgement of the tribunal, which sacked the governor.
“The judgment of the tribunal In Petition No.: EPT/KN/GOV/01/2023 between: ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC) v. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & 2 ORS. delivered on the 20th day of September, 2023 is hereby set aside,” the CTC of the judgement read.

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