The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) says it will appeal against Wednesday’s judgment by the Kano State Election Petition Tribunal that upturned the election of its Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf.
Acting deputy national chairman of the party, Nwaeze Onu, told a news conference on Thursday in Abuja that the judgment that sacked Mr Kabir-Yusuf as governor was “most unfair’’.
He added that it would be a hard nut to crack for the tribunal to convince non-partisan Nigerians that the NNPP won all other elections in Kano State but that of the governorship race.
“In the same vein, NNPP won two senatorial seats as against APC’s one seat. NNPP won 18 House of Representatives seats as against APC’s four.
“At the House of Assembly elections, NNPP won a clear majority of seats as against APC’s meagre number of seats, and yet the tribunal believes it was over-voting that gave NNPP majority votes in the governorship election,’’ he observed.
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