Appeal Court reserves judgment in Kano guber election dispute

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf challenging the nullification of his election by the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.
The tribunal had declared 165,663 of Yusuf’s votes invalid because they were not signed or stamped by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), reducing his votes to 853,939 while his opponent’s votes remained at 890,705.
Governor Yusuf rejected the tribunal’s verdict and appealed, arguing that it was a miscarriage of justice and the first time a tribunal annulled an election over the non-signing of the back of ballot papers. The appeal court panel has now reserved judgment, with the date to be communicated to the parties.

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