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Kano PDP: Supreme Court affirms Kabir-Yusuf as authentic candidate 

The Supreme Court has affirmed the nomination of Abba Kabir-Yusuf as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the March 10 governorship election in Kano state.

A seven-member panel of justices presided by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour on Tuesday unanimously held that the appeal lacked merit and dismissed same.

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The apex court upheld the decisions of the Court of Appeal in Kaduna which in March held that Yusuf was not joined as a party in the suit by a contestant for the governorship ticket, Ibrahim Ali-Amin.

Ali-Amin had challenged the nomination of Kabir-Yusuf, also known as ‘Abba Gida Gida’ at a Federal High Court in Kano, arguing that the PDP failed to conduct a proper primary in October 2018.

The court granted the relief sought by Ali-Amin and ordered a fresh primary election be conducted by the PDP.

But the appellate court set aside the decision of the high court and held that Yusuf was not joined in the suit.

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