The Election Petitions Tribunal’s decision to remove Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf has been upheld by the Abuja Court of Appeal.
The Appeal Court ruled that Abba Yusuf’s fielding violated the Electoral Law because he was ineligible to run for office in its decision on Friday.
Nearly two months have passed since Yusuf was fired by the Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on September 20 and Nasiru Gawuna, an All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, was declared the winner of the March 18 election.
After the poll in March, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Yusuf, a candidate for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), the election winner.
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The tribunal determined that Yusuf’s affected ballot papers were invalid because they were not stamped or signed, deducting 165, 663 votes from his total.
After INEC presented the NNPP candidate with the certificate of return, the APC candidate conceded defeat to Yusuf, and the decision was made about six months later.
Gawuna stated in a two-minute audio statement on March 29 that he was compelled to accept the election results, whether they were in his favor or not, because “a good Muslim.”
Source: Channels TV