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Breaking : Tribunal Declares Gawuna As Valid Kano Governor

 

By Bashir Ishaq Muhd, Kano

Kano State Elections Petition Tribunal has declared APC’s Gawuna as winner of the 2023 Governorship Election.

Recall that during the election held in March 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared that the NNPP polled 1,019,602 votes to defeat the APC with its candidate, Nasir Gawuna, who scored 890,705 votes. The NNPP candidate thus won with a margin of 128,897 votes.

Blue Pen also recalled that the ruling came after a weeks of a closing argument by the lawyers of both of the parties, on behalf of their clients.

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But the judgement was not transmitted traditionally in appearance of the judges, but virtually via (zoom), through a teleconference service, as the whole members of the panel were not physically appeared in the court.

In the judgment on Wednesday in Kano, it was also gathered that the Tribunal has ordered withdrawal of certificate of return issued to Govenor Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), and directed that the certificate be issued to Dr. Nasir Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC).