In a significant development7invalidity of 165,663 votes. The tribunal made this decision after determining that the ballot papers used in the election were neither signed nor stamped by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). As a result, the tribunal declared Nasiru Gawuna, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the governorship election.
Unsatisfied with this verdict, Abba Yusuf swiftly filed an appeal, seeking to have the court overturn the tribunal’s judgment. In his appeal, he raised questions about the validity of the tribunal’s decision and presented his arguments for why he should remain in office as the Governor of Kano State.
The case has attracted intense scrutiny, not only because of its implications for Kano State but also for its potential broader implications on electoral processes and legal precedents. The legal battle underscores the importance of adhering to strict electoral standards, as any irregularities in the election process can have far-reaching consequences.
As the Court of Appeal reserves its judgment, political observers and the people of Kano State are keenly awaiting the final outcome. The decision will determine whether Abba Yusuf can successfully challenge the tribunal’s ruling and retain his position as the Governor of Kano, or if Nasiru Gawuna‘s victory will be upheld.