By Our Correspondent
Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has engaged renowned legal luminary, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) to lead the charge to regain his mandate at the Court of Appeal.
It could be recalled that the Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal last month sacked Abba Kabir Yusuf and declared his opponent, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria Wole Olanipekun has a long-standing relationship with Bola Tinubu even before his days as governor of Lagos State.
Recently, retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili affirmed Wole Olanipekun, as a master of electoral disputes whose expertise in tribunal litigation inspires confidence for victory.
Challenging the decision of the tribunal, 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.
In the notice of appeal on Friday, Olanipekun, who led the legal team of President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), is now the counsel for the Kano state governor.
Similarly, on the legal team of the governor are: Bode Olanipekun (SAN), Ibrahim G. Waru, and Akintola Makinde, with Wole Olanipekun & Co as the legal firm handling the appeal, while Chief E.O.B. Offiong (APC) remains the counsel for the APC.