Kano Guber: Appeal Court clears air on controversy trailing CTC document
…..Says Order sacking Governor remains valid.
The Court of Appeal says the judgement sacking Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf stand.
This was made on Wednesday, in an effort to clear the air on the controversy trailing the certified copy of the Kano Guber judgement, restated its order that sack Governor Abba Yusuf.
The appellate court said a portion in the certified true copy of its judgement, which Governor Abba Yusuf and his party, the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, claimed validated their victory in the gubernatorial contest that was held on March 18 was a clerical error.
The court through its Chief Registrar, Mr Umar Mohammed Bangari, maintained that the said “clerical error”, did not in any way, invalidate or change the unanimous conclusion of the three-member panel of justices that decided the appeal.
He maintained that the clerical error would be rectified once parties in the matter file a formal application to that effect.
He said, “Besides, he stressed that Order 23 Rule 4 of the Court of Appeal HandBook, empowered the court to correct any clerical error, once detected by the court or any of the parties in the matter.
“What happened in the part of the judgment is just a mere clerical error that ought not to draw any issue.
“The Court is empowered to correct such clerical error and that will be done as appropriate.”