The Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Wednesday for judgement in the petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the victory of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
The tribunal announced the date for the judgment Monday in a hearing notice sent to parties involved in the matter which was sighted by this newspaper late Monday evening.
The secretary of the NNPP legal team, Barrister Bashir T/Wurzici, who confirmed the date to Daily Trust, said the team was served with the notice Monday evening.
“We are happy that the day is finally at hand and we are very happy because we know the petition will be dismissed with cost.
“We are hoping the tribunal will follow suit with the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal because the matters are similar,” he said.
On his part, the deputy chairman of the APC in Kano, Shehu Maigari, said they expect the judgment “to be in our favour based on the documented evidence we submitted to the tribunal, we are optimistic that we will come out victorious.
“We are not afraid of anything because we are confident in the evidential documents we have submitted. So we are optimistic based on what we have submitted.”
The expectation on the judgment has generated tension in the state with both parties organising prayers to seek for God’s assistance.
Credit: News Point Nigeria