The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has urged its members and traders who suffered losses due to the government-led demolition of illegal structures to observe a day of fasting today.
In an audio message to party loyalists, the chairman of the party, Abdullahi Abbas, called for fervent prayers as an expression of gratitude for the party’s recent victory at the Court of Appeal on Friday.
This call for fasting coincides with the decision of the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), to challenge the appellate court’s judgment at the Supreme Court.
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, Governor Yusuf announced his decision to appeal the judgment at the Supreme Court. He expressed optimism that “the Supreme Court will, by the grace of Allah, set aside these miscarriages of justice by the tribunal and Court of Appeal and reaffirm his mandate given by the people of Kano State.”
The Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, whose sacking by the electoral tribunal was upheld by the Court of Appeal on Friday, has vowed to reclaim his mandate at the Supreme Court.
The appeal court sitting in Abuja upheld the ruling of the tribunal that sacked Yusuf and declared Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progresives Congress the winner of the March 18 election.
In a broadcast on Friday night, Yusuf said he had instructed his legal team to challenge the appeal court’s ruling at the Supreme Court.
“We have consulted all stakeholders and resolved and decided that our lawyers should challenge the Appeal Court judgement at the Supreme Court