The lead counsel for President Bola Tinubu in his tribunal case at the Presidential Petition Tribunal, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, has been hired by the Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, to lead the legal team that will regain his mandate at the appeal court.
This was contained in a copy of the notice of appeal of the recent Kano tribunal judgement, sighted by newsmen on Friday, October 6, 2023.
The legal team of the governor also include Bode Olanipekun SAN, Ibrahim G. Waru and Akintola Makinde, with Wole Olanipekun & Co. as the legal firm handling the appeal.
Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has hired renowned legal luminary, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) to lead the charge to regain his mandate at the Court of Appeal.
It would be recalled that the Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, sacked Yusuf and declared his opponent from the All Progressives Congress, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, as the winner of the March 18 governorship election in the state.
However, the governor who had earlier vow to appeal the tribunal judgement, filed a 42-ground of appeal before the appellate court, asking the court to set aside the judgment of the tribunal and also striking out the petition of the APC.