Kano APC Rejects Allegations of Secret Deal to Compromise Supreme Court Judgment

The Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has refuted claims made by members of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) regarding an alleged clandestine agreement to influence the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling on the contested governorship in the state.

Kano State APC chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, dismissed the purported agreement and reconciliation as baseless rumors. He asserted that since the initiation of these rumors by the NNPP, their members have been spreading unfounded information in an attempt to sustain hope among the party’s supporters amidst the prevailing disenfranchisement.

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State had sought recourse to the Supreme Court following the recent Appeal Court verdict that upheld the State Election Petitions Tribunal’s decision on the March 18 governorship election, resulting in his removal. In a statement released in Abuja, APC chairman Abbas countered the speculation, claiming that NNPP allegedly sought the intervention of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in their favor, with the intention of their candidate retaining the governorship and subsequently defecting to the APC.

Abbas clarified, “There is no record of such a meeting with either Mr. President or any party leader. President Bola Tinubu upholds democratic principles and firmly believes in the rule of law; hence, he would not engage in any arrangement or reconciliation that compromises justice or supports individuals who have manipulated votes or violated electoral laws to assume leadership roles.”

Emphasizing the APC’s unawareness of such a purported arrangement, Abbas affirmed the party’s commitment to escalate efforts to pursue its case in the Supreme Court until a fair resolution is achieved. He expressed confidence in the party’s triumph, citing the substantial and compelling evidence presented at both the Tribunal and the Appeal Court, leading to the party’s success. The Kano APC chairman reassured that there is no tension in Kano, as the populace remains content with recent developments stemming from the judgments of both the Tribunal and the Appeal Court.

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