Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf, whose removal by the electoral tribunal was recently affirmed by the Court of Appeal, declares his intent to challenge the ruling at the Supreme Court, emphasizing confidence in reclaiming the mandate bestowed by the people.
The appeal court in Abuja upheld the tribunal’s decision to unseat Yusuf and declared Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 18 election. In a broadcast on Friday night, Yusuf asserted that he had instructed his legal team to challenge the appeal court ruling, expressing belief in the Supreme Court’s capacity to restore the will of the Kano people.
“We believe and have confidence that the Supreme Court will reclaim the mandate of the Kano people who voted for us,” he stated, urging citizens to continue their lawful activities with the assurance that security agents will maintain law and order in the state.
Reacting to the appeal court’s judgment, Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the APC, thanked the judiciary for upholding justice and deemed the decision a victory for democracy. Ganduje acknowledged the electoral irregularities addressed by the tribunal and expressed readiness to face any further legal challenges, including a potential appeal to the Supreme Court.
“Insha Allah, we will win at the Supreme Court as well,” Ganduje affirmed, highlighting the party’s confidence in the continued validation of their victory in the gubernatorial race.