By Ifeoma Nwovu

The Supreme Court will tomorrow, Friday, deliver judgment on the Kano State governorship election dispute between Governor Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party and the All Progressives Congress candidate, Dr. Nasiru Gawuna.

This is contained in a notice issued by the apex court to all the parties in the suit.

Also, the apex court will deliver judgment in six other governorship disputes before it.

According to the notice, the court directed that each party should not have more than two lawyers in attendance.

A five-member panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice John Inyang Okoro had in December, last year, listened to the final arguments by the parties concerned and reserved judgment on the Kano case.

The Kano State Governorship Tribunal had sacked Governor Kabir Yusuf and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to withdraw his certificate of return and instead issue same to Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the March 18, 2023 governorship election.

However, not satisfied with the Tribunal judgement, Governor Yusuf had approached the Court of Appeal but the appellate court had while affirming his sack, further held that the governor was not a member of the party as of the time of the election and could not have been said to have been properly sponsored for the election.

Edited by Olaolu Fawole


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