The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) declared on Saturday that it has completed its preparations to file an appeal against the Court of Appeal’s ruling, which nullified Kano State Governor Kabir Yusuf’s victory.
Webteam@ipledge2nigeria remembers that the Appeal Court declared the governor was ineligible to run in the March 18 election, thus nullifying his election on Friday.
The court claims that at the time of the election, Governor Yusuf was not a member of the NNPP.
Speaking on the Appeal Court ruling, Alhaji Abba Ali, the acting national chairman of NNPP, told journalists at a news conference on Saturday in Abuja that the ruling that Yusuf was not a member of the party was a mischief.
Ali said that the judgement was a miscarriage of justice, saying that Yusuf was given a popular mandate by the people of Kano State.
He said the party had already briefed its lawyers on the issue.
“Believing in the credibility of the judiciary and its ability to correct any error of judgement by the lower court, our party approached the Court of Appeal and prayed the appellate court to set aside the unjust ruling of the lower court.
“To our greatest shock and consternation, the Court of Appeal on Friday, Nov. 17, delivered a convoluted judgement that was anchored around their erroneous belief that Yusuf was not a member of the NNPP,” he said.
He wondered how Yusuf could have been successfully nominated on the INEC portal if his name was not submitted with the NNPP membership card.