👤 Adenike Lucas, DENISAURUS News
Abba Yusuf, the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won a court case which challenged his election victory at the primaries.
Ibrahim Ali-Amin Little, also a member of the PDP contested the nomination of Engineer Yusuf in the March 10 election. The challenger claimed that the PDP did not hold primaries election to the office of Governorship in Kano State.
This was rejected by the Court. Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour-led seven-man panel of judges on Tuesday, June 18, like the Court of Appeal, acknowledged Engineer Yusuf’s candidacy.
It dismissed Mr Little’s appeal for lack of merit.
Commenting on the victory at the court, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, media aide to the Guber candidate said it “marks the end to all pre-election cases against him.”
The PDP candidate has also challenged the results of the election which returned Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
In the statement sent to the editor of DENISAURUS News, Mr Sanusi noted that the Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Wednesday, 19th June, 2019, for its pretrial sitting.
A lawyer to Engr Yusuf welcomed the rulling. In a message to DENISAURUS News, Bashir Yusuf, a legal luminary said it is “an indication that judiciary are working in Nigeria and that our petition before the tribunal with be dealt with judiciously.”