Gov-Elect Abba Yusuf was not in register of voters submitted to INEC - APC asks Tribunal to declare Kano Gov Poll inconclusive

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state has filed a petition before the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal challenging the declaration of Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) as winner of the March 18, 2023 governorship poll.


According to the suit by the APC, Yusuf was not qualified to contest the election as his name was not on the list of members of the NNPP submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In a five-volume petition filed, the APC cited irregularities and alleged violations of electoral laws.

The APC also alleged that the NNPP did not win the election with the majority of lawful votes.

In addition, the APC accused the Kano Resident Electoral Commissioner of declaring Yusuf the winner in error, as the margin of lead was not higher than the votes cancelled which was enough for the election to be declared inconclusive.


The APC in the filing then asked the Tribunal to declare Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna or the APC, the winner of the election, depending on the outcome of the votes cast after the invalid votes are removed from the scores of the NNPP.

At the March 18 poll, the NNPP candidate scored 1,019,602 votes to defeat his closest contender, Gawuna of the APC who polled 890,705 votes.