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Politics of Monday, 4 December 2023


APC, Gawuna in trouble as 200 lawyers back Governor Yusuf to win appeal at Supreme Court

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The governor of Kano state, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has received strong support from 200 legal practitioners.

The Guardian reported on Sunday, December 3, that over 200 private legal practitioners from the 19 Northern States have volunteered to assist Governor Yusuf in winning his gubernatorial election appeal case at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

The ‘Abba Kabir Yusuf volunteer lawyers forum for the 19 – Northern states and Abuja, expressed concern over independence of judiciary in the country.

Addressing newsmen at Arewa House, on Sunday in Kaduna, spokesman of the lawyers, Mr Yusuf Ibrahim urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Supreme Court not to allow Nigeria become a one-party state, saying that it is an unhealthy democratic practice, The Cable reported.

The lawyers insisted that the rule of law must be obeyed to ensure the vote of every Nigerian counts during elections. Ibrahim asserted:

"We volunteer as private legal practitioners to participate in the litigation in solidarity for Gov. Yusuf at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

" The lawyers stressed that pre-election matters should no longer be litigable issues after the declaration of a winner to ensure the sanctity of electoral processes.

Mr. Usman Ashafa, responding to questions, remarked: "The judgment of the Appeal Court left much to be desired, and we aim to rectify these concerns in the pursuit of justice."