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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it is not in a position to explain the errors contained in the certified photocopy (CTC) of the Kano governorship election judgment.

DAILY POST reported that last Friday’s verdict showed that the Court of Appeal has upheld the decision to remove Kano State Governor Aba Yusuf. However, the state Attorney General and Attorney General Haruna Isa Dedeli argued that the CTC of the judgment shows that Yusuf’s victory in the polls was confirmed by the Court of Appeal.

APC’s national legal advisor, Prof. Abdulkareem Khanna, said in a press conference on Tuesday that the ruling party had not received a certified true copy of the judgment.

Mr. Kana said: “We woke up this morning and were faced with reports from various news outlets (mainly print media) and several social media posts in which the controversy was identified in a certified true copy of the Court of Appeal judgment that was published. It was delivered here in Abuja on November 17, 223.

“However, we as lawyers know that typographical errors frequently occur in certified true manuscripts (CTCs) of court decisions. Usually, the confusion would not have arisen if it were not perhaps a political issue. Yes, because this is not the first time such a typo has been seen in a judgment, and as lawyers we are used to situations like this. All we have to do is correct the mistake. . The most important thing is the verdict read out in open court.”

The legal advisor emphasized that the onus is on the Court of Appeal to explain the errors contained in the CTC of the judgment.

Mr Kana added that they would receive a written copy and said if the copy given to them still contained errors, the parties would take steps to ensure corrections were made.

He stressed that the merits and other facts of the court’s decision handed down on September 28 indicate that the appeal was successful.

Mr. Kana said: “And if you read the full judgment of the Chief Judge, He has analyzed the submissions and cases of the various cited cases and arrived at the appropriate findings. That will tell you what the conclusion should be. But that’s not all. There are three judges on the appellate court, so when you read a two-judge consent judgment, the two judges explain their position and make it clear. I have to.”

Kana explained that in situations like this, lawyers engage in what is called a community reading of the entire judgment to see what exactly the court will find.

He said: “So I don’t think there’s any need for us to explain. But all we can do is express our unique perspective as parties to the whole turmoil that’s going on.

“However, the court should provide an explanation as to where the error was in entering the judgment, and the court should have taken the necessary steps to issue the judgment by now. Please submit a new CTC regarding the court’s appropriate determination. ”


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