The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday served on parties in the election petition between Abba Kabir Yusuf and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje notice that Monday, 13th January, 2020 has been scheduled for the hearing of the arguments of both parties.
It is not clear whether the court would give judgement on Monday, as the notice received by all parties indicated that the matter was listed for hearing.
The Supreme Court reserves the right to give judgement in the appeal on the same day because all parties have already filed their processes with the court over a month ago.
Counsel for both sides told judicialsketch.com that they would be in Abuja on Monday in readiness for anything that may come their way from the Supreme Court. Without doubt, their primary duty would be to make their respective submissions to the court.
It is likely that the court would give a short adjournment for judgement. It may also pronounce its judgement and reserve another day to give reasons for the judgement.
Whichever way, the Abba/Ganduje contest for the soul of Kano state is gradually moving to its end.