Kano Gov’ship: Tribunal To Deliver Judgement Tomorrow

The Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Wednesday for judgement in the petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the victory of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

The tribunal announced the date for the judgment in a hearing notice sent to parties involved in the matter on Monday. Yusuf Kabir the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), was declared the winner of the March 11 governorship poll after gaining 1,019,602 votes to defeat his close rival, Yusuf Gawuna of the APC, who got 890,705 votes.

Aliyu said any judge who decides to receive a bribe would have to pay with his or her life.

In a viral video in which he spoke in Hausa language, the commissioner also threatened anyone who tried to contend for the governorship position with death. “I would like to pass this message to the tribunal judges, any judge that allows himself to be used and collects bribes to pass judgment that is not right, we want to tell him he must choose between his life or the money he collected,” Aliyu said.

“We are promising you (our supporters), we are receiving your complaints, the votes you cast for his excellency (Abba Yusuf) will not go in vain even if it means us losing our lives. “I also want to pass this message to our leaders. You have seen the crisis in Zamfara, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina and other states, I swear because of this governorship seat, everyone will die. “The crisis that will start in Kano will be more deadly than the one in other states, even Borno too.” He has since been relieved of his portfolio by the state governor over what he described as “unguarded utterances”. In August, Flora Azinge, chairperson of the election petitions tribunal in Kano, raised the alarm over an alleged attempt by some lawyers to compromise the integrity of judges on her panel.


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