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A single-page document, claiming that the Court of Appeal confirmed Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s victory from the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in the March 18 Kano gubernatorial election, is causing confusion in the political landscape of the historic commercial city and the entire nation.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that despite the widely reported court verdict last Friday, which suggested that the appellate court upheld the petition tribunal’s decision to remove Governor Abba Yusuf, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Isa-Dederi, contends that the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgment indicates the affirmation of Yusuf’s victory in the election by the appeal court.

Isa-Dederi revealed this during a press conference on Tuesday night.

He clarified that, as outlined in the written judgment, the Court of Appeal rejected the Kano Election Petition Tribunal’s decision, deeming it lacking in merit.

“The evidence on page 67 of the released copy of the Appeal Court judgment, signed by Registrar Jameel Ibrahim Umar on Tuesday, confirms the appellate court’s validation of Abba Kabiru Yusuf’s victory as the duly elected Governor of Kano,” he stated.

Similarly, in a related development, the Kano governor aimed to authenticate the document through a statement issued by Governor Yusuf’s Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, on Tuesday night.

In the statement, Tofa said: “A certified copy of Appeal court Judgement on Kano state Governorship election has affirmed the victory of Abba Kabiru Yusuf as duly elected Governor of Kano state.”

“In the fresh revelation as indicated in the written judgement, the Court of Appeal, set aside the judgement of the Kano election petition tribunal for lacking in merit.

“The evidence contained on page 67 of the copy of the Appeal Court judgement released on Tuesday and signed by Registar Jameel Ibrahim Umar, the appellate court upheld the victory of Abba Kabiru Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP as duly elected Governor of Kano.

“The three memberthree-membere appeal court, on Friday 17th November 2023 had dismissed the appeal filed by Governor Yusuf on the basis of his membership status.

“The appellate court subsequently affirmed Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress APC as winner of March 25th, 2023 Governorship poll in Kano.”

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