The Supreme Court has reinstated the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Abba Yusuff as Kano State governor thereby setting aside the decisions of the lower courts that earlier sacked him.


Yusuff, a was declared winner of the March 18, 2023 governorship election in the state beating the All-Progressives Congress candidate, Nasir Gawuna, who petitioned the Governorship Election Tribunal which set aside Yusuff’s victory after declaring 165,663 of his votes invalid.


However, in its judgement today, the supreme court panel led by Justice John Okoro, said the Court of Appeal was wrong in affirming the decision of the tribunal, reversing the deduction of 165,616 votes, thereby affirming Yusuf as the winner of the election.


Reacting to the court judgement, Yusuf said the ruling is justice for the people and due process, noting that the supreme court has restored confidence in the judiciary, noting that a definite end has come to all forms of political agendas and governance will commence in earnest.

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