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Court of Appeal Upheld Abba Yusuf’s Election – Femi Falana


Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, has contradicted the widely held belief that Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, was removed from office.

Falana asserted that the Court of Appeal in Abuja actually upheld Yusuf’s election, overturning the lower tribunal’s ruling.

Speaking on Arise News Primetime Show, Falana revealed that he examined the Certified True Copy of the judgment, expressing his dismay at the contradictions.

According to Falana, the majority judgment set aside the lower court’s decision, awarded costs in favour of Yusuf, and granted all the reliefs sought by the governor.

Falana, further called for a return to the recommendations of the Justice Uwais Electoral Committee, and emphasized the need for a common standard to ensure elections reflect the will of the people.

The lawyer also criticized the practice of holding individuals accountable for the errors of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, officials, calling for the establishment of an Independent Electoral Offences Commission.

He proposed the unbundling of INEC to focus on conducting elections, with a separate commission for electoral offences and political party regulation.

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