By Sabiu Abdullahi
Kano governorship saga continues as Abba takes battle to Supreme Court Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf, ousted by the electoral tribunal and subsequently denied reprieve by the Court of Appeal, has pledged to contest the ruling at the Supreme Court.
The appeal court, situated in Abuja, upheld the tribunal’s decision, unseating Yusuf and confirming Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the legitimate winner of the March 18 election.
Governor Yusuf, undeterred by the setback, conveyed his determination in a televised address on Friday night.
“Our lawyers will challenge the Appeal Court judgment at the Supreme Court. We trust that the Supreme Court will restore the mandate entrusted to us by the people of Kano,” he asserted, urging citizens to remain law-abiding amid the legal wrangling, with security measures in place to ensure public order.
Conversely, the National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, hailed the court’s decision as a triumph for democracy.
Expressing gratitude to the judiciary for maintaining a fair administration of justice, Ganduje acknowledged the challenges faced during the case.
“This victory is for all of us. We know what happened during the election, and by the grace of God, we got a fair judgement in favour of our great party, APC,” he remarked.
Ganduje, anticipating further legal manoeuvres, remarked, “There is nothing wrong for them to go to the Supreme Court. We too, we are ready to meet them in the Supreme Court. Insha Allah, we will win at the Supreme Court as well.”