The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state, Abba Yusuf, has been cleared by the Court of Appeal to participate in Saturday’s governorship election.
The presiding judge, Justice Daniel Kalio, who granted all the prayers put forward by the appellant also granted a stay of execution of the order of a high court which barred the PDP from recognizing Yusuf as a candidate.
PoliticsNGR had earlier reported that the High Court disqualified Yusuf following an application filed by an aggrieved PDP governorship aspirant, Mohammed El-Amin, which went in his favour and PDP was ordered to conduct fresh primaries.
Sanusi Dawakintofa, the spokesperson of PDP governorship candidate in a statement said the party sought a stay of execution on the previous judgement passed by a Federal High Court in Kano on the validity of the party’s October 2 primaries.
The statement added that the Court of Appeal also restrained INEC from removing the name of Yusuf and other PDP candidates from the list of 2019 contest.
Reacting to the court ruling, Yusuf, who said he is not surprised with the outcome from the appeal court because the case mainly concerns the PDP and an aggrieved member whom he allegedly said is working with the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) in the state to remedy the “fast-growing unpopularity of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.”
The PDP candidate, therefore, call on supporters of the opposition party to keep their hopes alive and come out en mass to vote for the party’s candidates.