Lawyers Ready To Drag Ganduje To Court
Naija News understands more than 100 lawyers have promised to voluntarily represent the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano State, Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf, to challenge the victory of Gov Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in court.
Sen Herssern Umar, chairman Kwankwasiyya Red Cap Rangers, International Movement for Justice made this known.
According to Umar, the March 23 rerun elections in the state was marred by thuggery, vote-buying, loss of lives and other election misconducts in almost all the polling units where the re-run took place.
He further explained that the lawyers are ready to drag the All Progressives Congress, its Kano state governorship candidate, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court for what they described as a stolen mandate and abuse of democracy.
He noted that they have all the necessary pieces of evidence to support their case to ensure that the court nullifies the re-run election and mandate INEC to declare Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf the winner.
Meanwhile, as previously reported by Naija News, Abba Kabir-Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State has already rejected the outcome of the election and vowed to challenge the results in court.
Abdullahi Ganduje of the APC won the keenly contested poll with a total of 1,033,695 votes against 1,024,713 votes secured by PDP.
However, before the elections were declared inconclusive, PDP was leading with 1,014,474 votes, while APC had secured 987,819 votes.
In the supplementary election conducted by INEC on March 23 in 28 LGAs on March 23, PDP got a total of 10,239 votes against 45,876 votes APC got.
Thereafter, the total figures for APC stood at 1,033,695 votes against 1,024,713 votes secured by PDP.
Source: Naija News