According to report, Justice Ambrose Lewis ruled that the purported nomination of Abba Kabir as governorship candidate of the PDP is void. Counsel to the plantiff, Kabiru Usman, declared that the party would have to provide another governorship candidate before the coming polls.
The PDP counsel stated that the verdict did not affect Abba Kabir as a candidate but the PDP as a party adding that the party has to obey court order. Earlier, Jaafar Sani Bello, one of PDP’s gubernatorial aspirants challenged the emergence of Yusuf as the party’s flag bearer after the October 1, 2018 primary elections held in Kano. Bello asked the court to declare him as the party’s flag bearer.
A Kano state high court dismissed the case against Yusuf, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state. The presiding judge, A. T. Badamasi, upheld the candidature of Yusuf as the party’s authentic flag-bearer for the 2019 governorship election. Meanwhile, the the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Alayeluwa, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, urged all Yorubas in Kano state to support the re-election bid of Governor Umar Ganduje. The monarch made the call at the Kano Government House while attending the fundraising ceremony for the establishment of the Yoruba Community House.
The royal father expressed satisfaction at the developmental projects, programmes and policies put in place in Kano and the protection of the Yorubas in the state by the Ganduje administration.