Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has refused to accept the Court of Appeal’s decision, which removed him from office on November 17. The Court of Appeal in Abuja upheld the annulment of Yusuf’s election by the state election petition tribunal.
Despite this setback, Yusuf and his party, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), have rejected the judgment and expressed their determination to escalate the case to the Supreme Court in a bid to retain the governorship.
Yusuf made this announcement on his social media page, stating, “After careful study and extensive stakeholder engagement, my team and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) have decided to approach the Supreme Court regarding the miscarriage of justice delivered by the Appeal Court in Abuja. We are optimistic that the Supreme Court, by the grace of Allahu SWT, will set aside these miscarriages of justice by the Tribunal and the Appeal Court, reaffirming our mandate as given by the good people of Kano State.
Furthermore, I urge the people of Kano State to continue their lawful activities, as we have taken all necessary measures to ensure the security of their lives and property, a fundamental responsibility. Finally, I call on the people of the state and other well-meaning Nigerians to keep praying for Allah’s mercy and protection to safeguard the state from the injustice of mischief makers, who are earnestly plotting to seize power through the back door and return the state to the dark ages.”