Confusion Reigns Over Appeal Court’s CTC As Kano Gov’s Lawyers Lock Horns With Judges

Nov 22, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • Lawyers representing Governor Abba Yusuf and the Court of Appeal are at odds over conflicting details in the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgment
  • The controversy deepens as the legal teams are engaged in a dispute over the acceptance of fresh processes
  • However, a Supreme Court appeal is underway to address the conflicting aspects of the appellate court judgment

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Kano state, Kano – Lawyers representing Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state and justices of the Court of Appeal were at loggerheads over the contradictory certified true copy (CTC) of the judgment sacking him from office.

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Abba Yusuf’s legal team and the appeal court judges have reacted differently to the controversial CTC document.
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Governor Yusuf’s lawyers, appeal court judges disagree over the CTC document

The latest twist to the judgment CTC controversy arose after both sides rejected the service of fresh processes involved in the matter.

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As reported by Daily Trust, Governor Yusuf’s lawyers filed a fresh notice of appeal before the Supreme Court, seeking to uphold only the aspect of the judgment which is in their favour and overturn parts that are not.

However, the staff of the Court of Appeal refused service of the processes at the court, forcing the legal team to proceed to the Kano Division of the court where same was accepted with revenue collector’s receipt number: 13164334.

Meanwhile, officials of the Court of Appeal sent letters to counsels to all the parties in the matter to return the CTCs for correction, which Governor Yusuf’s lawyers also refused service.

Kano Governor Yusuf files appeal at Supreme Court to challenge sack

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kano Governor, Abba Yusuf, has reportedly filed an appeal at the Supreme Court to challenge his sack.

This development reportedly comes a day after the Appeal Court released the certified true copy (CTC) of the judgement of the contentious Kano state governorship election.

Ibrahim Adam, a supporter of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) shared the notice of the appeal via his Facebook page on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Abdul-Aziz Na’ibi Abubakar, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also shared the document via his X page.

APC vs NNPP: Protest breaks out in Kano

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that NNPP supporters of the NNPP on Wednesday, November 22, took to the streets of Kano state to protest Governor Yusuf’s loss at the Appeal Court.

The protesters were subsequently dispersed by men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) with teargas.

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Appeal Court releases CTC of Kano judgement

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that five days after its ruling, the Court of Appeal finally released the CTC of the Kano judgement it delivered.

Following the release of the document, opposition figures claim that they observed contradictions in the document of the appellate court judgement which recently affirmed the judgment of the Kano state governorship election petition tribunal, declaring APC’s Nasiru Gawuna as the winner of the governorship election.

Source: Legit.ng



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