All Nigeria Latest News reports that the controversy over the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgment sacking Kano State Governor Kabir Yusuf was laid to rest by the Court of Appeal.
The court reiterated that its verdict pronounced in the open court on Friday remains as declared.
Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the trial tribunal, which upheld the prayers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nasiru Gawuna.
All Nigeria Latest News also reports that the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), on whose platform Yusuf was declared the winner of the March 18 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), also called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday to investigate the alleged discrepancies in the Certified True Copy (CTC).
Umar Mohammed Bangari, the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, stated that there was nothing to the controversies generated by the typographical errors noticed on the Certified True Copies (CTCs) of the judgment obtained by parties.
He explained that the discrepancies noticed on the body of the judgment were a result of a clerical error that did not, in any way, invalidate or change the findings and conclusion of the court.
Bangari stated that contrary to insinuations being peddled, the judgment of the court, as pronounced in the open court, remains valid.
The Chief Registrar said: “What happened in the part of the judgment being complained about is just a mere clerical error that ought not to draw any issue.
“The court is empowered to correct such clerical error and would be done as appropriate.”