The Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, and declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nsiru Gawuna, as the winner of the March 18, 2023, gubernatorial election.
Abba Kabir Yusuf contested for the governorship election on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Monday, 20 March, declared the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Yusuf Kabir as the winner for the Kano state governorship election.
On Wednesday, the three-man panel, after hearing the petitions, ordered the withdrawal of the certificate of return which INEC presented to Yusuf and directed a certificate of return to be issued to Gawuna.
The court deducted 165,663 votes from Yusuf’s total as invalid votes, stating that the affected ballot papers were not stamped or signed and therefore declared invalid.
In the election result declared by INEC, Kabir scored 1,019,602 votes to defeat his closest contender, Nasir Gawuna of the APC who polled 890,705 votes.
Nnamdi Maduakor is a Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur