The NNPP, through which Governor Abba Yusuf secured victory in the March 18 governorship election, has rejected the Appeal Court’s decision that removed the Kano leader from office.
The court’s ruling aligned with the tribunal’s verdict two months prior, stating that Yusuf’s candidacy violated Electoral Law, leading to the declaration of the APC’s Nasiru Gawuna as the election winner. Shortly after the judgment, NNPP expressed astonishment at the outcome, branding it “ridiculous” for a pivotal state election in Nigeria.
“To say the least, we were shocked at the miscarriage of justice delivered on Friday 17th of November, 2023 on the governorship election petition of Kano State,” NNPP’s Acting National Chairman Abba Ali told journalists at a Saturday news conference in Abuja.
“In spite of overwhelming evidence presented to the tribunal by our team of lawyers, the tribunal passed one of the most ridiculous judgments in the history of election jurisprudence in Nigeria and unjustly declared the APC candidate, who had never joined the petition, as the winner of the election.
“It is therefore unbelievable that the appeal court will refuse to look at the merit of our party’s appeal and cling to the erroneous issue of membership that has already been settled severally [sic] by both the appeal and Supreme Court.”
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