By Suleyman Dunoma Abuja,
The Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, declaring the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 18 election. Yusuf.
The Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, declaring the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 18 election.
Yusuf, who contested on the platform of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
While Nasir Gawuna, his APC rival congratulated him, the party proceeded to court.
On Wednesday, the three-man panel ordered withdrawal of certificate of return which INEC presented to Governor Yusuf and directed a certificate of return to be issued to Gawuna.
The court deducted 165,663 votes from Gov Yusuf total as invalid votes, stating that the ballot papers (165,663) were not stamped or signed and therefore declared invalid.
The judgment was delivered through zoom, the judges did not come to the venue of the Tribunal to deliver their judgment, even so only 50 people were allowed to enter the tribunal venue.
Journalist were no allowed to cover the judgment, reporters of BBC and Daily Trust were seriously maltreated, at the time of filing this report tension is high in Kano, Abba was in Abuja when the verdict was delivered