The tribunal affirmed APC’s Nasiru Gawuna as the duly elected governor of Kano.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Yusuf as the winner of the election after he polled 1,019,602 votes to defeat his closest rival, Gawuna, who scored 890,705 votes.
During the proceedings, the tribunal deducted 165,663 votes from what was recorded for Yusuf on the grounds that the ballot papers (165,663) were not stamped, signed and dated as required by law.
On Saturday, Yusuf described the ruling of both courts as a “miscarriage of justice”, adding that he has informed his lawyers to proceed to the apex court.
The APC vice-chair in the north-west told TheCable that the party’s members had been instructed to continue fasting and praying as events unfold.
Yusuf had expressed optimism that the supreme court will set aside the verdicts of the lower courts.