Felix Morka, the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, has said the controversial certified true copy of the Appeal Court judgement on Kano governorship election is a common error.
Morka stated this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
Recall that the appellate court sitting in Abuja had reaffirmed the sacking of the state Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) by the governorship elections petitions tribunal in Kano.
But the concluding paragraphs on Page 67 of the CTC of the Appeal Court ruling set aside the tribunal court judgement, which had earlier sacked the governor.
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But during the interview Felix Morka said, “You don’t read a judgment in pieces or decide to read a paragraph in isolation. Legal issues especially in appellate court are resolved based on grounds.
“When two or three issues for determination are before the court and the court that is adjudicating resolved the first, second and the third issue in favour of a particular party, you can’t have a conclusion that contradicts all the resolutions. That is what we have in Kano.
“They said the respondent and then the appellant. This is something that happens all the time. Sometimes even the person typing that document makes mistakes because of speed.
“But what matters here is that the court itself has come out to say this is the judgment we read in the open court and this error we have corrected to keep it in line with the judgment that was read in open court.”