Supreme Court announces date for judgment on Kano guber dispute

The Supreme Court will deliver judgment in the Kano state governorship election appeals on Friday.

The secretary of the legal team for the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Barrister Bashir Tudun Wuzirci, made this known on Wednesday.

The apex court will also deliver seven other judgements on the same day, Wuzirci told newsmen.

“Yes, it is officially confirmed. They have told us to appear on Friday for the judgment. They told us that each party should not have more than two counsels in attendance.

“This, they said is because they will be delivering seven judgments on that same Friday,” he said.

Recall that Kano state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, had approached the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the judgment of the Court of Appeal, affirmed his sacking.

The Election Petition Tribunal had sacked the governor and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March, 2023 election.

Dissatisfied with the tribunal judgment, Governor Yusuf had approached the Appeal Court, but the appellate court had while affirming his sack, further held that the governor was not a member of the party as of the time of the election and could not have been said to have been properly sponsored for the election.

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