Appeal court’s verdict on Kano gov, miscarriage of justice

Appeal court’s verdict on Kano gov, miscarriage of justice

The leadership of the New Nigeria Peoples Party has rejected the decision of the Court of Appeal which  sacked Governor Kabir Yusuf as the Kano State governor.

The NNPP also expressed shock  at what it described as a miscarriage of justice.

Addressing journalists on Saturday in Abuja, the acting National Chairman of the party,  Abba Ali, said, “We are gathered here today to convey our outright rejection of and express our dismay at the judgment  of the Court of Appeal in respect of the only elected governor on the platform of our dear party, the New Nigeria people’s Party.

“To say the least, we are shocked at the miscarriage of justice delivered on Friday November 17, 2023 on the governorship Eeection petition of Kano State.

“We are not unmindful of the political desperation of the APC leaders in Kano State, who were roundly rejected at the polls and who are now scampering to hijack power at all cost through the chambers of the court as they did in 2019.”

The PUNCH reports that the  Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday affirmed the tribunal judgment which declared the APC candidate, Nasiru Gawuna winner of the governorship election.

Ali recalled that recalled that the people of the state elected the governor with  1,019,602 votes.

He also recalled that the APC candidate promptly congratulated the governor on his defeat and conceded defeat.

The chairman said that the party has already briefed its lawyers to appeal the judgment at the Supreme Court.

He said, “We called on all well-meaning Nigerians to intervene in the Kano situation as it is increasingly becoming the test case for the survival of democracy in Nigeria and the credibility of the judicial system.

“We are therefore calling on the ruling party to save democracy in Nigeria by halting their clandestine moves to annihilate all other political parties and drag the country into a one-party system.

“We are calling on the international community to support our country to deepen multi-party democracy and stop the APC from turning the country into a one–partystate.”

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