Supreme Court Reverses Sack Of Kano Gov, Yusuf

Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf

Governor Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, received reprieve at the Supreme Court on Friday with his valid winner of the governorship election that held in Kano State on March 18.

 The apex court in a unanimous decision by a five-member panel of Justices, on Friday, vacated the concurrent judgements of the Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal and the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which sacked governor Yusuf and declared Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressive Congress, APC, as winner of the governorship poll.

In the lead judgement delivered by Justice Inyang Okoro, the Supreme Court held that the two lower courts wrongly deducted valid votes that were credited to governor Yusuf by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

It held that the 165,663 votes that were deducted from Yusuf and the NNPP on the premise the ballot papers were not signed, stamped or dated, were valid.

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