The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the judgement of the Appeal Court which declared the party’s governorship candidate in Kano State, Nasiru Gawuna, as the winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election.
The APC also lauded the judgement of the Appeal Court which declared the governorship election in Zamfara State inconclusive and ordered a rerun in three Local Government Areas of the state.
The ruling party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, on Friday, November 17, 2023, said the judgements of the appellate court underscored the vibrancy and independence of the judiciary.
Morka stated: “In an epochal judgement earlier today, the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja upheld the decision of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that declared Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 18, 2023 election, affirming the legitimate will of the Kano electorate as expressed at the polls.
“This judgement, sacking Abba Kabi Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as Governor of Kano State, comes barely 24 hours after the court declared the governorship election of Zamfara State inconclusive and ordered a rerun in three Local Government Areas of the state.
“Both judgements underscore the vibrancy and independence of the judiciary, and rekindle confidence that the courts are, and remain, the bastion of hope for justice in any democracy.
“As we applaud the judiciary for its courage and professionalism in discharging its important constitutional duties, we urge it to continue to rise above blackmail and intimidation by some self-serving political interests, and continue to give full expression to the tenets of the law, irrespective of the identity or status of parties involved.
“We congratulate our victorious members, and urge the good people Kano and Zamfara states to remain calm and peaceful.”