The Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to avoid errors committed in the 2023 Kano State Governorship election, causing the tribunal to nullify the victory of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.
The call from TMG is the latest public outcry in Nigeria over injustice meted to the Kano State duly elected by popular mandate but sacked by a three-member panel of judges, ruling that the ballots containing over 65,000 votes were not certified by the INEC.
At a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, the TMG Chairman, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), said it was mysterious that after a winner was declared in the election witnessed by a group reliable of observers, the victory was reversed by the court for errors of the electoral umpire.
While urging the judiciary to restore justice in Kano, Rafsanjani stressed that, “Inconsistencies associated with the election tribunal rulings have created injustice”.
The Group charged INEC to restore public confidence in its processes as off-cycle elections hold in Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa Stakes in the coming weeks.
Further, TMG tasked INEC on transparent elections where the court will no longer be the Institutions that declare victory.