Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf
The judges expected to give the ruling in the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday, September 20, were physically absent in court.
The tribunal will today deliver judgment on 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).
Journalists, lawyers, party members, and many others were denied access into the court.
When the proceedings commenced before 10 am, Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay, Chairman of the three-member panel, spoke via Zoom.
According to Daily Trust, the Secretariat said there would be no live broadcast of the judgment and that the few journalists admitted into the court would not use smartphones or cameras.
Top security officials had earlier told the platform that they did not know the whereabouts of the judges and that it was possible that the proceeding would be virtual.