Appeal court sacks Kano Gov. Kabir Yusuf, declares APC’s Nasiru Gawuna as the winner

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday, November 17, sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State.

A three-member panel led by Moore Adumein, in a unanimous judgement declared Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 18th governorship election in Kano State.

The court upheld the ruling of the lower election petition tribunal led by Justice Oluyemi Akintan Osadebay which sacked Yusuf on September 20, 2023.

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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 remained at 890,705.


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