Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the flagbearer of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 presidential election, has expressed hope that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of justice in the current Kano Governorship Election case. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Punch says that Kwankwaso stated that the NNPP is certain that justice will be served in this case by the Supreme Court.
Kwankwaso stated this, on Monday, shortly after a prayer session held at his Miller Road residence in the Kano metropolis.
The former governor of Kano state said indications have shown that the Supreme Court judges are men of integrity who would do anything to ensure justice and fairness
According to him, the unfortunate development over the governorship seat in the state will not deter them in any way but will continue to pray that the right thing is done.
Kwankwaso said, “The unfortunate development over the governorship seat in the State will never deter them (the government) in any way but will continue to pray for the right thing to be done at the Court.”
He added that those at the helm of affairs must be reminded that justice is a panacea to progress while its absence will bring about chaos and disorder which will prevent meaningful development.
According to him, the mammoth crowd that poured out yesterday to welcome back Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf is a clear indication that the people of the state voted for him, believe in him, and are strongly behind him to deliver their mandate.
He said the drama from the tribunal to the court of appeal was an embarrassment and a move to truncate democracy in Nigeria which all and sundry must work hard to prevent.
Recall that the tribunal had sacked Governor Yusuf and declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasiru Gawuna as the winner of the March 11 governorship poll.
The three-member panel of the Appeal Court dismissed the appeal filed by Governor Yusuf based on his membership status of his party.
Consequently, both courts directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to revoke the Certificate of Return previously issued to Yusuf and reissue it to Gawuna, recognising him as the state’s duly elected governor.
But there was confusion on Tuesday, November 21 when the certified true copy of the court judgement surfaced four days after the ruling, showing a contradiction in the ruling.
An issue which was described by the appeal court as an error, affirming its stand to sack Yusuf from office.
However, Yusuf, who was sworn in as governor in May, approached the apex court to challenge the decisions of the lower courts.
The anticipated decision of the apex court would lay the matter to a final rest. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>