Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf has announced his intention to appeal against Friday’s decision by the Court of Appeal to dismiss him at the Supreme Court.
“I hereby inform the people of Kano State and well-meaning Nigerians that, based on the consensus of our stakeholders, we have instructed our lawyers to appeal against the judgement at the Supreme Court.
“We are optimistic that the Supreme Court will set aside these miscarriages of justice by the Election Petition Tribunal and the Appeal Court.
We are also optimistic that the Supreme Court will reaffirm our mandate given by the people of Kano State,’’ he said in a statement issued by his media aide, Bature Dawakin-Tofa.
Mr Yusuf called on Kano State people to go about their legitimate businesses as the government had taken necessary measures to ensure the security of their lives and properties as a cardinal responsibility.
He assured that the temporary setback would not deter his administration from its commitment to continue with its laudable projects and programmes to restore the lost glory of the state.