The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in Kano Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, have expressed dissatisfaction with the dismissal of its suit by Appeal Court sitting in Kaduna.
The case was challenging the ruling of the Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that upheld the victory of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as Kano State Governor during the March 2019 elections.
The tribunal was led by Justice Halima Shamaki Muhammad.
Solacebase reports that the Appeal Court in a lead judgment on Friday by Justice Tijjani Abubakar held that the appeal lacked merit as the appellants failed to prove all 24 grounds of appeal.
A statement issued on Friday by Spokesperson to Engr. Abba K. Yusuf PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa and forwarded to Solacebase said ‘’Our legal team is currently reviewing the judgment after which we will take decisive action as appropriate to ensure retrieval of the stolen mandate of the good people of Kano.’’
‘’We will not relent on our efforts to secure justice and fairness to the electorates, who were out massively to cast their votes on Saturday, 9th March 2019 and those that were harassed, intimidated, maimed, killed or disenfranchised during the March 23rd supplementary elections.’’
“We want to use this opportunity, to appreciate our teeming supporters who have been praying intensively for our success in this legal battle, while reminding them on the need to remain calm as we have no state other than Kano, the peace of our dear state is paramount,’’ said the statement.
‘’We have hope in the judiciary, though that does not mean we will not face hiccups in the judicial process, therefore the struggle is now at the most critical stage. We cannot waiver or slow down our momentum, we must forge ahead in high spirit until the expected victory is attained.
As good Muslims, we know that power belongs to Almighty Allah and who gives to whom He wishes at the time He so wishes.