Kano Gov’ship Dispute: INEC Withdraws Appeal Against Tribunal Judgement
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has withdrawn its appeal against the judgement of the Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
In a letter dated October 6, and signed by Suleiman Alkali, Head of the Commission’s Legal Department in Kano, INEC said it withdrew its appeal as it had no reason to appeal any judgement.
“I have been instructed by the Commission headquarters that INEC as an umpire have no reason to appeal any judgment.
“Consequently, the National Commission In charge of Legal Services and National Commissioner in charge of Kano zone directed that the appeal be withdrawn and all processes for all Appeals should be forwarded to the Kano Office,” the letter, addressed to the secretary of the Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, read.
It will be recalled that the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kano State sacked Abba Kabir Yusuf, and declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasir Yusuf, as the winner of the March 18th, 2023 election.