My Removal, a ‘Miscarriage of Justice, Temporary Setback’- Gov Abba Yusuf
Governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf has described his ouster at the Court of Appeal as a “temporary setback’ that shall be reversed at the Supreme Court.
Yusuf who was removed by the appellate court after a unanimous judgement that upheld the earlier ruling of the Kano State Governorship election tribunal which deducted 165, 664 “invalid” votes from his votes noted that the decision of the Appeal Court was a “miscarriage of justice.”
In a statement he personally signed on Saturday, the governor said that his party, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) had painstakingly studied the Appeal Court judgement and subsequently resolved to challenge it at the highest court in the land.
Yusuf called on his supporters and the people of Kano State to go about their normal businesses.
The statement reads:
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 will 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 their lives and property as a cardinal responsibility.
This temporary setback 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. – AKY