The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party.
The appeal court on Monday, November 5, 2023, reserved judgment on Yussuf’s petition, challenging his removal by the Kano Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which gave victory to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Nasir Gawuna.
The judgement of the tribunal, which was held on September 20, nullified Yusuf’s election by declaring 165,663 of his votes invalid.
It held that the ballot papers were neither signed nor stamped by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Consequently, it declared the APC candidate, Gawuna, winner of the March 18 governorship election in the state.
Dissatisfied with the judgment, Yusuf appealed against the tribunal ruling and urged the appeal court to set aside the judgment.