No Plan to Influence Supreme Court Judgment — Kano APC

The APC's Kano chapter has refuted a viral report suggesting that President Tinubu and the party's leadership held a secret meeting with them to influence the outcome of an appeal filed by NNPP.
 Nasir Gawuna and Abba Yussuf
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This was made know after Governor Abba Yusuf and the NNPP's vow, two months ago, to seek redress at the Supreme Court after Kano APC candidate Nasir Gawuna was affirmed as the winner of the controversial March 18 governorship election.

The Appeal Court's three-member panel, led by Justice M. A. Adumeh, ruled that Yusuf was not in the membership register of his political party, citing a provision of the electoral act that mandates a party to have the names of its registered members in both hard and soft copies.

In a statement released to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, Kano APC Chairman Abdullahi Abbas dismissed the rumor, stating it was the product of the imagination of those spreading it.

He said, “There is nowhere such a meeting was held with either Mr President or any leader of the party. President Bola Tinubu is a Democrat and strongly believes in the rule of law and the right thing to be done therefore will not be part of any arrangement or reconciliation to subvert justice and support people who have stolen votes or breach the electoral act to emerge as leaders.”

Continuing, Abbas reiterated that the party was not aware of such an arrangement and would rather intensify efforts to pursue its case at the Supreme Court to a logical conclusion.

The Kano APC chair said that there was no tension in Kano, stressing that the people are happy with the outcome of both the tribunal and appeal court judgments.

Abbas assured that the party will continue to ensure harmonious and peaceful relationships with ethnic groups and nationalities in the state despite occasional provocations from the governing party.

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