By Ndayagi Sulaiman
The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has directed its legal team to seek redress over the results and declaration of New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) governorship candidate and governor-elect, Abba Yusuf, as the winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election in Kano.
The party’s spokesperson, Ahmed Aruwa, disclosed this on Saturday.
According to him, the declaration exercise is in violation of the laid down electoral laws.
He said, “The declaration of the winner of the elections as announced by INEC contravenes the provisions of the laws regulating the overall conduct of the elections.
“The Kano APC faults the results declared by INEC, which confirmed the candidate of the NNPP as the winner of the governorship polls.
“The declaration of the winner of the elections as announced by INEC contravenes the provisions of the laws regulating the overall conduct of the elections.”
Aruwa alleged that “INEC had acted in contrast to the provisions of the electoral rules by declaring Abba Gida Gida as he is fondly known as the governor-elect of the State.”
The state party hierarchy has directed its legal organ to proceed to challenge the outcome of the elections before the state governorship election petition tribunal sitting at Miller Road Court Complex.
This development is coming days after the APC governorship candidate in the state, Nasiru Gawuna had congratulated the governor-elect.