The Appeal Court’s decision to fire Kano leader has been rejected by the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), which Governor Abba Yusuf won in the governorship election on March 18.   ,
The court agreed with the tribunal’s decision from two months prior, which stated that Yusuf was not eligible to participate in that poll, in its Friday ruling. As a result, it declared Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the election winner.
The NNPP expressed surprise over the outcome of the governorship election in one of Nigeria’s major states about a day after the judgment and referred to it as “a miscarriage of justice.”
Abba Ali, the acting national chairman of the NNPP, told reporters at a Saturday news conference in Abuja that “to put it mildly, we were shocked at the miscarriage of justice delivered on Friday, November 17, 2023, on the governorship election petition of Kano State.”
The tribunal unjustly declared the APC candidate—who had never joined the petition—as the election winner despite the overwhelming evidence presented to it by our team of attorneys. This was one of the most absurd decisions in Nigerian election law history.
It is therefore unbelievable that the appeals court will ignore the merits of our party’s appeal and stick with the incorrect membership dispute that has already been resolved by the Supreme Court and the Appeal Court.
“Miscarriage of Justice”
Governor Yusuf has already rejected the decision to fire him after overthrowing the state’s ruling APC to win the election. It was described by him as a “miscarriage of justice.”
In a broadcast to North-West state residents following the judgment, he stated that “after careful study and rigorous stakeholder engagement, my team and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) have decided to approach the Supreme Court on the miscarriage of justice,” which was delivered by the Appeal Court yesterday in Abuja.
Governor Yusuf is “optimistic that the Supreme Court will, by Allahu SWT, set aside these injustices committed by the Tribunal and the Appeal Court and reaffirm our mandate,” as he states before going to the apex court to challenge the ruling.
Six months after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared  , Yusuf the election winner, the Appeal Court decision will be made.
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