The governor of Kano State, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, and the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) have chosen to file an appeal with the Supreme Court regarding the decision made by the Appeal Court on Friday to uphold the Election Petitions Tribunal's ruling regarding the March 18 governorship election in the State.
Governor Yusuf was dismissed from office by the appellate court, which recognized Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, the candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), as the rightful winner of the governorship election.
Governor Yusuf, however, expressed optimism that the supreme court will reverse the "miscarriages of justice" committed by the Tribunal and the Appeal Court and reinstate their "mandate" as bestowed upon them by the Kano people in response to the ruling on Saturday through his verified X handle.
The embattled governor wrote: “After careful study and rigorous stakeholders engagement, my team and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), have decided to approach the Supreme Court on the miscarriage of justice, delivered by the Appeal Court, yesterday in Abuja.“We are optimistic that the Supreme Court will by the grace of Allahu SWT, will set aside these miscarriages of justice by the Tribunal and the Appeal Court, and reaffirm our mandate, as given by the good people of Kano State.
“Furthermore, I call on the good people of the Kano State to continue to go about their legitimate businesses, as we have taken all the necessary measures to ensure the security of thier lives and property as a cardinal responsibility.“This temporary setback will not deter our administration from its commitment to continue with laudable projects and programmes targeted at restoring the lost glory of the state. We are rolling-out more initiatives to deliver dividends of democracy to the citizens and residents of Kano State.