Abba Kabir Yusuf, Kano State Governor has rejected the Court of Appeal ruling, which sacked him from power, and has declared his intentions to take the case to the Supreme Court. The Appeal Court on Friday 17th November 2023, upheld the decision of the state election petition tribunal which in a unanimous judgment declared Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner Kano State governorship election.
Governor Yusuf while reacting to Friday's ruling described the judgment by the appellate court as a miscarriage of justice.
According to the governor, “After careful study and rigorous stakeholder engagement, my team and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), have decided to approach the Supreme Court on the miscarriage of justice, delivered by the Appeal Court, yesterday in Abuja.
“We are optimistic that the Supreme Court will by the grace of Allahu SWT, set aside these miscarriages of justice by the Tribunal and the Appeal Court, and reaffirm our mandate, as given by the good people of Kano State.
“Furthermore, I call on the good people of the Kano State to continue to go about their legitimate businesses, as we have taken all the necessary measures to ensure the security of their lives and property as a cardinal responsibility.
“Finally, I call on the good people of the state and other well-meaning Nigerians to continue to pray for Allah’s mercy and protection to save the state from the injustice of mischief makers, who are desperately scheming to hijack power through the back door and return the state to the dark ages.”