Tribunal declares APC’s Nasir Gawuna winner of Kano governorship election

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The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Kano State has sacked Abba Kabir Yusuf as governor of the state.

The court in a ruling on September 20th declared the candidate of the APC, Nasiru Gawuna, winner of the March 18 governorship poll.

Recall that INEC had declared that the NNPP polled 1,019,602 votes to defeat the APC with its candidate, Nasir Gawuna, who scored 890,705 votes. The NNPP candidate thus won with a margin of 128,897 votes.

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However, the APC filed a petition at the tribunal to challenge the results declared by the electoral body. The three-man panel, on Wednesday, ordered the withdrawal of certificate of return which INEC presented to Yusuf, and directed a certificate of return to be issued to Gawuna.

The court deducted 165,663 votes from Yusuf as invalid, stating that the ballot papers (165,663) were not stamped or signed and therefore declared invalid.


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