Kano: Confusion, as certified true copy of A’ Court judgement reveals Gov. Yusuf’s election was upheld, awards N1m cost against APC

Contrary to its Friday pronouncement upholding the judgement of the Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, the certified true copy of the Court of Appeal judgment however, revealed that the appellate court had set aside the judgement of the lower tribunal.

Recall that the appellate court had, during its Friday judgement, upheld the judgement of the tribunal, declaring the All-Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nasiru Gawuna, as winner of the governorship election in the State.

However, when the certified true copy of the judgement was released by the court yesterday, it was observed that a number of contradictory declarations were in the judgement.

The appellate went further to award the N1,000,0000 cost in favour of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and against the APC, as against its Friday pronouncement.

In one instance, the appellate court declared “I will conclude by stating that the live issues in this appeal are hereby resolved in favour of the 1st respondent (APC) and against the appellant (Governor Abba Yusuf)”, but went further to contradict itself in another sentence.

The court said: “In the circumstances, I resolve all the issues in favour of the appellant (NNPP) and against the 1st respondent (APC).”

The court further shot itself on the foot, declaring: “Therefore, I find no merit in this appeal, which is liable to be and is hereby dismissed”.

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