Abba Yusuf
HighlightPoliticsTop StoryTrending StoryYou Decide 2023

Kano Tribunal sacks NNPP’s Yusuf as governor, declares APC’s Gawuna winner

503

The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Kano State, has sacked the Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf of New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) and declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuana, as winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election.

Persecondnews recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared that the NNPP polled 1,019,602 votes to defeat the APC, who scored 890,705 votes.

Yusuf, who contested on the platform of the NNPP, was declared winner of the election by INEC.

The APC and its governorship candidate, Gawuana, not being satisfied with the result, filed a petition at the tribunal challenging the results declared by the electoral body.

However, In a judgment transmitted virtually on Wednesday, the three-man panel, headed by Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay, ordered the withdrawal of the Certificate of Return issued by INEC to Yusuf and directed a Certificate of Return be issued to Gawuna.

Nasiru Gawuna

The tribunal upturned the declaration of INEC after deducting 165,663 votes from Yusuf as invalid, stating that the ballot papers used were not stamped or signed and therefore declared invalid.

During the ruling, the election tribunal also dismissed the petition filed by the APC and Gawuana, challenging the legitimacy of the candidature of Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf.

The court announced that the issue of candidacy is an internal matter of the party, so it does not affect the plaintiffs, let alone interfere in it.

APC and Gawuna had petitioned the tribunal that Yusuf is not a full member of the NNPP, and he was not in its register when the party nominated him, so he was not fit to contest.

While delivering judgment, the court held that an individual’s membership of a political party is an internal matter.

Leave a comment

Related Articles

Corps members escape death as NYSC hostel collapses in Ekiti

A devastating incident occurred at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation...

Just in: Pres. Tinubu names National Theatre, Lagos, after Prof. Soyinka

President Bola Tinubu on Friday named the National Theatre in Lagos after...

Just in: Buhari’s Power Minister, Mamman, gets reprieve, N10bln bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday granted bail to former...

In Niger Republic, hundreds of inmates, including Boko Haram terrorists now on the loose

A violent uprising at the Koutoukalé prison in the neighboring Niger Republic,...

ASUU gives N400,000 scholarships to two Ebonyi varsity indigent students

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ebonyi State University (EBSU) chapter,...

A Word for NNPC Traducers by Solomon Daminabo

In life, it is an unwritten law that one cannot be a...

Correcting the Lies in Dr. Olisa Agbakoba’s Assertions

By Kingsley Ariamaodo Eminent lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Olisa...

Nigeria lost N721bln to bribing public officials in 2023, says NBS

A staggering N721 billion was received as bribes by Nigerian public officials...

LG autonomy: NLC lauds S’Court judgment, Pres. Tinubu for instituting the lawsuits

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commended President Bola Tinubu for his...

I’m concerned about Nigerian workers, committed to just, realistic minimum wage- Tinubu

As the nation’s driving force, President Bola Tinubu says Nigerian workers deserve...

Minimum wage: Pres. Tinubu meets with VP Shettima, some governors

President Bola Tinubu is currently in a private meeting with Vice President...

Court orders trial in absentia for Ganduje, wife, others, declines bench warrants for defendants

Justice Aminu Adamu Aliyu, presiding over a Kano State High Court, has...

Updated: Ex-Power minister remanded in prison over alleged N33bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded Saleh Mamman, a former...

Minimum wage: Tinubu’s meeting with labour deadlocked as labour insists on N250,000

The closed-door meeting between President Bola Tinubu and labor leaders over the...

EndSARS Crackdown: Buhari’s govt. guilty of human rights abuses, ECOWAS Court rules

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has delivered a landmark judgment, condemning the...

Tinubu hails Supreme Court’s decision on local govt. autonomy, constitutional rights

President Bola Tinubu welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the spirit, intent,...

Akpabio, Lawan spat over sitting time, prompting Senate’s emergency executive session

The Senate abruptly went into a closed-door emergency session on Thursday after...

Reps denounce arbitrary detention of journalists

Members of the House of Representatives have unanimously denounced the persistent harassment...

Breaking: Appeal Court affirms Ododo’s victory in Kogi governorship election

A three-member panel of the Abuja Appeal Court has upheld the election...

Just In: Pres. Tinubu, Labour Leaders In Closed-Door Meeting Over Minimum Wage

President Bola Tinubu and the leadership of the organized labour in the...