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APC heads to court over Kano governorship election results

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has directed its legal team to seek redress against the declaration of New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) governorship candidate and governor-elect, Alhaji Abba Kabiru Yusuf, as the winner of the 18th March gubernatorial election in Kano.

This was just as the party disclosed that though the APC candidate Nasiru Gawuna has congratulated the governor-elect, on the contrary, the APC is of the strong conviction that the declaration exercise is in violation of the laid down electoral laws, which prompted the decision by APC to proceed in search for legal redress before the court with competent jurisdictions.

Making the assertion, the party spokesperson, Ahmed Aruwa stated that the Kano APC faults the results declared by INEC, which confirmed the candidate of the NNPP as the winner of the governorship polls.

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According to him, the declaration of the winner of the elections as announced by INEC contravenes the provisions of the laws regulating the overall conduct of the elections.

Mr, Aruwa then alleged that INEC had acted in contrast to the provisions of the electoral rules by declaring Abba Gida Gida as he is fondly known as the governor-elect of the State.

He disclosed that the state party hierarchy has directed its legal organ to proceed to challenge the outcome of the elections before the state governorship election petition tribunal sitting at Miller Road court complex.


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