*Confusion as Appeal Court Certified Judgment confirms Abba Kabiru Yusuf duly elected governor
By JACOB ONJEWU
A certified copy of Appeal court Judgement on Kano state Governorship election has affirmed the victory of Abba Kabiru Yusuf as duly elected Governor of Kano state.
In the fresh revelation as indicated in the written judgement, the Court of Appeal, set aside the judgement of the Kano election petition tribunal for lacking in merit.
The evidence contained in page 67 of the the copy of the Appeal court judgement released on Tuesday and signed by Registar Jameel Ibrahim Umar, appellate court upheld the victory of Abba Kabiru Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP as duly elected Governor of Kano.
The three member panel of the appeal court, on Friday November 17, 2023 had dismissed the appeal filed by Governor Yusuf on the basis of his membership status.
The appellate court subsequently affirmed Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of March 25th, 2023 Governorship poll in Kano.
Addressing journalists yesterday evening, Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Dederi said page 67 of the certified copy of the judgement clearly indicated that the tribunal’s ruling that sacked Governor Yusuf was set aside.
Barrister Dederi insisted that contrary to what the Judges read to the public in the court room on the 17th November, the written evidence has vindicated Yusuf as legitimate Governor of Kano State.
It would be recalled that the national leadership of the NNPP has cried out yesterday over the inability of the Appeal Court to provide them with certified true copy of the judgment four days of delivery.
As a result, the court has exposed itself by providing a confusing judgement different from what was red during the delivery of the judgement last Friday in Abuja
Kano has witnessed a mammoth crowd on Monday when the Governor made first public appearance in the state’s ancient city on arrival from Abuja.
Despite the two unfavourable judgements in a row, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf did not relent in his efforts to deliver dividend of democracy as he commissioned news projects and programmes that have direct bearing with need and aspirations of the good people of Kano.
Governor was received by a mammoth crowd making the city to a standstill for hours as he made public appearance to commission the remodelled Accident and Emergency section of Murtala Muhammad Specialist.
The governor has lined up other activities of project supervisions after the commissioning, but the amount of crowd could not allow him to proceed as residents came out in thier hundreds of thousands to welcome him and pray that he remains as Governor till the end of his second tenure in 2031.