The Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has announced the date to give a verdict in the petition challenging the victory of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
The tribunal announced Wednesday, September 20 for the judgment.
Governor Yusuf, Gawuna to know fate on Wednesday
As reported by Daily Trust, this was contained in a hearing notice sent to parties involved in the matter on Monday, September 18.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Nasir Gawuna are challenging the victory of Governor Yusuf
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The secretary of the NNPP legal team, Barrister Bashir T/Wurzici, who confirmed the date said the party is confident the APC’s petition will be dismissed.
“We are hoping the tribunal will follow suit with the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal because the matters are similar”
Similarly, the deputy chairman of the APC in Kano, Shehu Maigari, said the party is confident in the evidential documents they have submitted to the tribunal.
He said the APC expect the judgment “to be in our favour based on the documented evidence we submitted to the tribunal, we are optimistic that we will come out victorious.”
Tribunal reserves judgment in APC, NNPP petitions
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Kano state governorship election petition tribunal has reserved its judgment in the suit challenging Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s governorship election victory.
The chairman of the three-man panel, Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay, promised on behalf of the panel to be fair to all parties.