Governor Abba Kabir made 43 arguments against the Kano election in his appeal

Abba Kabir

The governor of Kano, whose victory was annulled by the state electoral court, Abba Kabir Yusuf has taken his case to the Court of Appeal, where he is challenging the decision of the 20th of September.

A court document dated October 2, 2023, shows that Governor Abba Kabir has identified INEC, the APC and his party, NNPP, as those he has grievances against.

The complainant, according to the court document, was not satisfied with the decision of the judges of the Kano governorship election appeals court under the leadership of Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay.

The court annulled 165,633 out of 1,019,602 votes cast for Abba Kabir Yusuf in the March 18 election, on the grounds that they were not legitimate votes, because they did not have a seal and date.

Therefore, the court declared Nasir Yusuf Gawuna as the legitimate governor, and ordered the electoral commission to withdraw the certificate of victory that it had given to Abba Kabir Yusuf earlier, and gave Gawuna the certificate of victory.

However, Abba Kabir has now challenged the decision, claiming that the decision of the lower court is full of errors, and he has even established 43 facts.

Among the requests that the governor of the NNPP party made before the Court of Appeal, it also asked to rely on the decision of the Kano governorship election hearing court, and dismissed the appeal filed by the APC party earlier.

Initially, after the ruling on September 20, the APC told the BBC that they are not afraid of going to the Court of Appeal.

Here are some of the arguments presented by Abba Kabir

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, in his appeal, claimed that the Kano governorship election hearing court erred in its decision to allow the petitioner to re-present several witnesses on July 22. after he finished presenting his arguments on the 15th of the month.

He said in its pre-trial report, the court initially gave the plaintiff 14 days to complete his arguments, which he completed on July 15.

In the same way, the Kano governor of the NNPP claimed that the court deprived him of his right to a fair trial, where he ruled against the law, by failing to present the verdict before anyone in court on the 20th the month of September.

He then claimed that the court was wrong, when it made a wrong decision, after reaching the conclusion that the APC candidate Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has fulfilled all the mandatory conditions laid down by the constitution and the electoral law.

Abba Kabir also alleged that the lower court erred by giving the plaintiff the decision he did not ask for, after picking 282, 496 votes from the second party's votes.

Abba Kabir also said that the court was wrong to decide that INEC gave Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna a certificate of electoral fraud, because he said the appellant Gawuna was not among those who complained about the election.

He also claimed that the decision of the Kano Electoral Commission was a mistake that annulled the participation of 165,616 votes, and removed them from the votes of the appellant.

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