The Supreme Court has announced that it would on Thursday deliberate on the appeal filed by Kabiru Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP); following the Court of Appeal’s affirmation of the Election Petition Tribunal’s decision to overturn his election victory.
Confirming this development to Newsmen on Monday, the Commissioner of Information, Baba Dantiye, affirmed the scheduled hearing, which holds significant implications for the Kano State governorship seat.
Both the Appeal Court and the Tribunal upheld the stance that Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC), emerged victorious in the election.
Consequently, both courts directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to revoke the Certificate of Return previously issued to Yusuf and re-issue it to Gawuna, recognising him as the state’s duly elected governor.
However, Yusuf, who was sworn in as governor in May, approached the apex court to challenge the decisions of the lower courts.