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BREAKING: Kano Tribunal Delivers Verdict Via Zoom as Judges Are Absent in Court

The Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal is set to deliver judgment via Zoom in a petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to challenge the victory of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Journalists, lawyers, party members, and many others were denied access to the court on Wednesday morning. The Secretariat of the tribunal said there would be no live broadcast of the judgment and that the few journalists admitted into the court would not be allowed to use smartphones or cameras.

However, reports have it that the proceeding would be virtual.

When the proceedings commenced, Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay, Chairman of the three-member panel, spoke via Zoom.

The APC is challenging the victory of Governor Yusuf on the grounds of alleged electoral irregularities, including over-voting, underage voting, and violence. The NNPP has denied the allegations and urged the tribunal to uphold Governor Yusuf’s victory.

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