Kano State Governor Hires Wole Olanipekun to Challenge Election Tribunal’s Decision

Kano State Governor Hires Wole Olanipekun to Challenge Election Tribunal’s Decision

Kano Governor’s Legal Move

The Governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has taken a significant legal step in his quest to regain his mandate.

He has enlisted the services of renowned lawyer Wole Olanipekun (SAN), who previously represented President Bola Tinubu, to represent him at the Court of Appeal.

Election Tribunal’s Decision

This decision comes in the wake of the Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal’s ruling, which invalidated Yusuf’s election victory and declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, as the winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election.

Grounds of Appeal

Governor Yusuf, in his bid to challenge the tribunal’s decision, has filed a comprehensive 42-ground appeal before the Court of Appeal.

This move underscores his determination to contest the outcome of the election.

Wole Olanipekun Takes the Lead

A notable development in this legal battle is the prominent role of Wole Olanipekun (SAN), who previously led President Bola Tinubu’s legal team at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT). Olanipekun is now the counsel for Governor Yusuf, spearheading his legal defense.

Supporting Legal Team

Joining Wole Olanipekun on Governor Yusuf’s legal team are Bode Olanipekun (SAN), Ibrahim G. Waru, and Akintola Makinde.

The legal firm Wole Olanipekun & Co has been tasked with handling the appeal. Meanwhile, Chief E.O.B. Offiong continues to serve as counsel for the APC.

The legal battle in Kano State intensifies as Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf seeks to challenge the election tribunal’s decision with a formidable legal team led by Wole Olanipekun.

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