Abba Kabir Yusuf, the Governor-elect of Kano state, has hired renowned legal luminary, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) to prosecute the redemption of his mandate at the Court of Appeal.
This is seen in a copy of the notice of appeal made available to journalists on Friday, showing that Olanipekun, who led the legal team of President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), is now the counsel for Governor Yusuf.
However, Chief E.O.B. Offiong (APC) remains the counsel for the APC.
It would be recalled the Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal last month had sacked Yusuf of the New Nigerian People’s Party, NNPP and declared his opponent, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that Yusuf filed a 42-ground of appeal before the appellate court praying to the court to set aside the judgment of the tribunal and also striking out the petition of the APC.