Gov Abba Yusus of Kano State has hired Chief Woke Olanipekun (SAN) as Council to reclaim his mandate.
Chief Olanipekun (SAN) is to lead the Legal team of the Governor who for an Appeal against the judgement of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Kano State
This was made available to newsmen according to the copy of the notice Appeal on Friday. Meanwhile, Chief Olanipekun led the Legal team of President Bola Tinibu. Others lawyers in the Legal team of the embattled Governor are, Bode Olanipekun (SAN), Ibrahim G. Waru and Akintola Makinde with the Law Firm of Wole Olanipekun & Co as the law firm in charge of the Appeal while, Chief E.O.B. Offiong (APC) remains the counsel for the APC.
The Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal last month had sacked Yusuf of the New Nigerian People’s Party, NNPP and declared, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election.
But, Yusuf filed a 42-ground of appeal before the appellate court asking the court to set aside the judgment of the tribunal and also striking out the petition of the APC.