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Concerned govs arrive Supreme Court ahead judgement

Some state governors have arrived at the Supreme Court in readiness for the final verdict on Friday.

Among them include Governors Abba Kabir Yusuf, Bala Mohammed, Caleb Mutfwang, Dauda Lawal and Francis Nwifuru.

Former governor Simon Lalong was also spotted in the courtroom for the make-or-mar verdict, according to Peoples Gazette.

As expected, the governors arrived at the courtroom with a retinue of followers who were turned back immediately after escorting their principals into the courtroom.

At the time of this report, the courtroom was filled by lawyers, journalists, and accredited political party leaders.

Recall that Yusuf and his party, NNPP, had filed an appeal against the appellate court’s judgement, which affirmed his sacking earlier pronounced by the Kano governorship election petitions tribunal.

The tribunal had sacked Yusuf and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw his certificate of return and instead declare Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, winner of the March 18, 2023 governorship election.

The Kano State Governor approached the appellate court, not satisfied with the tribunal’s judgment.

But the appellate court, while affirming his sack, further held that the governor was not an NNPP member as of the time of the election and could not have been said to have been properly sponsored for the election.

Meanwhile, the justices are awaited in the courtroom for judgment delivery.

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