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Appeal Court Judgement: Typo error on CTC ‘scandalous’ – Kano Govt

The Kano State Government says the Appeal Court’s claim about the error on the Certified True Copy (CTC) of its judgment on the state’s governorship election is outrageously scandalous.

The appellate court had sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and declared the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna as the winner of the March election.

But a CTC of the judgment emerged on Tuesday, affirming Abba Yusuf’s victory in the exercise.

While the court had clarified the situation, saying it was a typo error, the Kano State Justice Commissioner Haruna Dederi argued that such a development is “scandalous”.

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“What is a typographical error? Does it affect one word? Does it affect two words? Does it affect three words? How can a typographical error affect whole paragraphs? This is something that cannot be accepted by any discernible mind as I have said,” the Commissioner said on Thursday’s edition of Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

“This is something that is outrageously scandalous and it cannot be accepted. We are not satisfied.”

The Commissioner who said the controversy surrounding the judgment “has now been shifted to the Supreme Court,” believes “it would be resolved there”.

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Despite the Appeal Court’s clarification, he maintained that the trending copy of the CTC is “the only version we have as the judgment of the Court of Appeal.”

“There is no corrected version,” he argued on the breakfast show, insisting that the claims of typo error about the CTC “is not tenable. It cannot be accepted”.

Meanwhile, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) have already headed to the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict and are hopeful of getting justice.

The party challenged “the entire judgment of the Court of Appeal save and except the conclusion and orders at page 67 of the duly Certified True Copy, CTC including the order as to cost favorable to the appellant”.

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The court judgment has already heightened tensions in Kano state.

There were protests along the Dan Agundi area of the state on Wednesday. Some of the protesters said they were ready to die as they demanded justice.


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