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BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Kano Governor, Declares APC Authentic Winner

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BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Kano Governor, Declares APC Authentic Winner

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The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday has sacked Abba Kabir Yusuf as governor of Kano state.

Recall that, Yusuf who contested on the platform of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Tribunal in its ruling on Wednesday by a three man panel orders the withdrawal of certificate of return issued to Govenor Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

The court deducted 165,663 votes from total votes scored by Governor Yusuf on the grounds that the ballot papers (165,663) were not stamped or signed and were therefore declared invalid.

The court subsequently directed that a certificate of return to be issued to the APC governorship candidate, Nasiru Gawuna.

More details to follow….