All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje predicts that Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf—who was dismissed by the Appeal Court on Friday—will still lose at the Supreme Court.
The statement was made by the outgoing governor of Kano State to reporters at his Asokoro home in Abuja.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s decision, which had earlier declared the election of NNPP candidate Governor Yusuf invalid, was confirmed by the Appeal Court on Friday in Abuja.
The APC candidate, Nasiru Gawuna, was pronounced by the court to be the legitimate victor of the Kano governorship election held on March 18.
The three-person panel, chaired by Justice M.A. Adumeh, rendered a decision on the appeal filed by Governor Yusuf and declared that the NNPP candidate was ineligible to run in the election because, at the time of the election, he had not registered as a party member.
In response to the Appeal Court’s decision, the governor voiced hope that he would win back his victory at the highest court.
Notwithstanding, Ganduje, ecstatic at the Appeal Court’s decision, swore that the APC nominee will prevail in the Supreme Court.
He said, “I thank Allah for this important judgment. We have to thank the judiciary for providing a good administration of justice despite all the distractions that have taken place since the beginning of the case.
“There is no doubt this is a victory for democracy. It is a victory for APC and a victory for Kano State.
“This is an indication that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria.
“But in all, probably they will go to the Supreme Court which is part of democracy. There is nothing wrong for them to go to the Supreme Court. We, too, are ready to meet them in the Supreme Court. And Inshallah, we will win in the Supreme Court as well.”
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