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BEEAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Declared Abba As Kano Governor

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By: IFEOMA NWOVU

The Supreme Court has declared Yusuf Abba Kabir of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, as the validly elected governor of Kano state.

Justice Inyang Okoro gave the judgement in an appeal by Governor Yusuf Kabir, challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal Abuja, which had on November 17, sacked him from office.

The Appeal Court had disqualified Governor Yusuf Kabir from the Kano state governorship election and declared Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the 18 March governorship election in Kano State.

But in a lead judgement delivered by Justice Inyang Okoro, the Supreme Court unanimously held that the tribunal never found that Yusuf Kabir was not qualified to contest the election.

Justice Inyang Okoro held that the issue of sponsorship and nomination of candidate falls under the domestic affairs of a political party.

He insisted that the tribunal lacked the jurisdiction to entertain a matter that bordered on the internal affairs of a political party.

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