Over 100 lawyers have vowed to voluntarily stand for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano State, Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf, to challenge the victory of the incumbent governor of the state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in court.
This was disclosed by Sen Herssern Umar, chairman Kwankwasiyya Red Cap Rangers, International Movement for Justice.
Umar said thuggery, vote-buying, lost of lives and other election misconducts were witnessed in almost all the polling units where the re-run was conducted.
He explained that over 100 lawyers voluntarily dedicated themselves to challenge the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC for what they described as stolen mandate and abuse of democracy.
He noted that they have all the necessary evidences to support their case to ensure that court nullify the re-run election and mandate INEC to declare Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf the winner.
DAILY POST reported that Abba Kabir-Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State had rejected the result of the election.
Governor Umar Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the keenly contested poll with a total difference of 8,892 votes.
In the supplementary election, which was held in 28 LGAs on March 23, PDP polled a total of 10,239 votes against 45,876 votes APC got.
Before the elections were declared inconclusive, PDP was leading with 1,014,474 votes, while APC had secured 987,819 votes.
However, after the March 23 governorship election, the total figures for APC stood at 1,033,695 votes against 1,024,713 votes secured by PDP.
In his official reaction through his spokesman, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, Kabir Yusuf, said he and the party would challenge the outcome of the election in court.