JUST -IN: Appeal Court Sacks Kano Gov, Abba

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday has okayed the sacking of Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of NNPP.

The Court in its judgement on the appeal filed counsels of the governor held that the earlier judgement of the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which sacked the governor from office in September this year.

Daily Trust reports that Abba approached the Court of Appeal arguing that the judgement of the tribunal was ‘unfair’.

The lower court had declared 165,663 votes of Yusuf, who contested under the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), invalid on the grounds that they were not signed or stamped by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The governor’s votes were then reduced to 853,939 while those of Nasir Ganuwa, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, remained at 890,705.

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