Kano guber: Appeal Court responds to controversial CTC

The Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Mr Umar Mohammed Bangari has made clarification on the controversies surrounding the judgment delivered by the Court on Kano State Governorship election dispute.

Bangari, while responding to the issue said, what happened in the body of the judgment was a clerical error that did not, in any way invalidate or change the findings and conclusion of the appellate Court.

The Chief Registrar assured that the clerical error would be rectified once parties in the matter file formal application to that effect.

He drew the attention of newsmen to Order 23 Rule 4 of the Court of Appeal Hand Book which empowers the court to correct any clerical error once detected by the court or any of the parties in the matter.

He, however, insisted that contrary to insinuations, the judgment of the court remains valid.

According to him, “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 would be done as appropriate”.

There had been misgivings and a series of interpretations in the judgment which upheld the judgment of the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that invalidated the election of Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) as winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election.

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