Supreme Court upholds Ganduje election as Kano governor

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Abdullahi Ganduje as the Governor of Kano state.

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abba Kabir Yusuf, filed an appeal at the apex court to dispute the March 23 supplementary election held in some electoral wards in Kano State.

Supreme Court upholds Ganduje election as Kano governor


A seven-man panel of justices of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, after listening to arguments by the counsels representing the appellant and the respondents in the suit, fixed today to decide the fate of the appeal.

The apex court also struck out a cross-appeal filed by Mr Ganduje, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Premium Times reports

The Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal had on November 22, 2019, upheld Mr Ganduje’s election, affirming an earlier decision by the tribunal led by Justice Halima Shamaki.

The Court of Appeal five-member panel, led by Justice Tijjani Abubakar, in a unanimous judgment, dismissed the entire petition of the PDP’s candidate and its party for lacking in merit.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the March 9 election in Kano State inconclusive, which led to the supplementary election held on March 23.

The governor had defeated his opponent after a rescheduled election.

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano recently dismissed a bribery case against Ganduje

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