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Tribunal nullifies NNPP candidate, declares APC winner

Justice Azingbe held that, Datti could not convince the tribunal, that he is a member of the NNPP.

The National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Kano State, has nullified the election of Yusuf Umar Datti, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), candidate for the Kura/Madobi/Garun Malam Federal Constituency.

The tribunal, headed by Justice Flora Ngozi Azingbe, voided Yusuf’s election, over his failure to resign from his lecturing job at Bayero University, Kano, within 30 days before the election.

Following the decision, the tribunal declared Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the rightful winner of the election.

Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso was a former commissioner, during the administration of former governors, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Reporting by Khadijah Aliyu; Editing by Muzha Kucha and Julian Osamoto