Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, also known as Abba Gida-gida, has reacted to the ruling of the Appeal Court sitting in Kaduna which dismissed the case against the ruling of Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Reacting to the outcome on Friday, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, Spokesperson to the PDP candidate, in a statement said the ruling of the appellant court is being reviewed by its legal team.
The statement read:
“The People Democratic Party and its candidate Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, have received with colossal hysteria, the decision of the Appeal Court sitting in Kaduna which dismissed the case against the ruling of Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal under the leadership of Justice Halima Shamaki Muhammad, that upheld the purported victory of Abudullahi Umar Ganduje as Kano State Governor during the March 2019 elections.
“Our legal team is currently reviewing the judgment after which we will take a 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 teaming 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”
“We have hope in the judiciary, though that does not means 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 knew that power belongs to almighty Allah and who gives to who He wishes at the time He so wishes.”