A chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, has described the nullification of the election of Kano state Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf as a miscarriage of justice.
The NNPP chieftain in a statement he personally signed on Thursday, said the judgment cannot stand the test saying, it will be upturned by the Court of Appeal.
Ambassador Ajadi stressed, “The judgment is a huge joke. Abba Yusuf was given the mandate to govern Kano state by the people of Kano state willingly and it is only the people that can withdraw such mandate from him. The will of people will prevail at the end of the day”.
“The judgment nullified the free, credible and globally acclaimed fair election of our Governorship Candidate, Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf and brazenly awarded the election to the APC Candidate, Nasiru Gawuna.The Tribunal arrived at this unjust judgement by unfairly subtracting 165,663 votes from the Governor’s tally in order to enable it unfairly award the election result to the Candidate of the ruling APC,” he said.
Ambassador Ajadi added, “In doing so the Tribunal obviously affirms its belief that the vote tally of the APC Candidate was sacrosanct. Our party, the NNPP has about 26 members in the House of Assembly while APC has 14″.
“Their elections were conducted on the same day with the governorship election. The party won in almost all the local government areas of the state. So where has the Tribunal’s derived the victory it gives the APC Candidate”?,
While calling on the people of Kano state and Nigerians in general to remain calm and be law abiding saying the judgement will be reversed at the Court of Appeal, he
also urged Governor Abba Yusuf to be calm and continue with his good works , saying the people of Kano State are solidly behind him.
“NNPP as a party is not disturbed by the judgement because according to him, ” everybody is aware that NNPP is the leading political party in Kano and that the judgement is temporary”.
Ambassador Ajadi expressed his unalloyed support to the leader of the party, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso and praise him for the mature way he has been piloting the affairs of the party.