Kano state Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has rejected the judgement of the Court of Appeal which sacked him on Friday, November 17.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja upheld the judgement of the Kano state governorship election petition tribunal which nullified the election of Yusuf of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP).
However, Yusuf and his party, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), rejected this judgment and declared their resolve to take the case to the Supreme Court in an effort to retain his seat
Governor Yusuf announced this in a statement on his official social media pages;
“After careful study and rigorous stakeholders engagement, my team and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), have decided to approach the Supreme Court on the miscarriage of justice, delivered by the Appeal Court, yesterday in Abuja.
“We are optimistic that the Supreme Court by the grace of Allahu SWT, will set aside these miscarriages of justice by the Tribunal and the Appeal Court, and reaffirm our mandate, as given by the good people of Kano State.
“Furthermore, I call on the good people of the Kano State to continue to go about their legitimate businesses, as we have taken all the necessary measures to ensure the security of thier lives and property as a cardinal responsibility.
“This temporary set back will not deter our administration from its commitment to continue with laudable projects and programmes targeted at restoring the lost glory of the state.
” We are rolling-out more initiatives to deliver dividends of democracy to the citizens and residents of Kano State.
“Finally, I call on the good people of the state and other well-meaning Nigerians to continue to pray for Allah’s mercy and protection to save the state from the injustice of mischief makers, who are desperately scheming to hijack power through the back door and return the state to the dark ages.”