On Monday, the Supreme Court docket upheld the election of Abdullahi Ganduje because the elected governor of Kano State.
The 5 Members panel rejected the appeals and cross-examination filed by the Individuals’s Democratic Social gathering (PDP) and its candidate Abba Yusuf.
The panel of the appellate court docket led by Tijjani Abubakar upheld the choice of the Kano governor’s electoral tribunal which dominated in favor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ganduje, its candidate within the election of March.
The panel rejected the petitions introduced by the PDP and Yusuf, candidate for the management of the opposition occasion, as a result of the petitions lack benefit.
The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Commissioner (INEC) had declared Ganduje the winner of the election, saying he had elected 1,033,695 votes whereas Yusuf, his closest rival, obtained 1,024,713 votes.
Dissatisfied by INEC’s assertion, Yusuf and his occasion went to court docket the place they sought the annulment of the election “on the grounds that there have been irregularities”.
Nonetheless, the judgment was made in favor of the governor.
Reacting to the appellate court docket’s determination on Friday, the PDP and its candidate stated they’d examine the judgment and file an attraction earlier than the apex court docket.
“We must get the total judgment to know the idea of the judgment earlier than continuing to the supreme court docket,” he stated.
However Ibrahim Mukhtar, legal professional normal and justice commissioner in Kano, stated the judiciary has upheld justice.
“At the moment’s trial exhibits that the judiciary is working and that there’s justice in our court docket,” he stated.