Kano State Governor, Mr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, have resolved to approach the Supreme Court and appeal against the judgement of Court of Appeal which, Friday, upheld the sack of the governor by the election petitions tribunal.
Governor Kabir Yusuf revealed this, Friday night, in a special broadcast made to the people of Kano, during which he described the Appeal Court verdict as “a miscarriage of justice.”
“I want to inform the good people of Kano and indeed well meaning Nigerians that based on the concensus of our stakeholders,” the governor said, “we have instructed our lawyers to commence the process of appealing this judgement at the Supreme Court of Nigeria. We are optimistic that the Supreme Court will, by the grace of Allahu SWT, set a side these miscarriages of justice by the Tribunal and the Appeal Courts, and reaffirm our mandate given by the good people of Kano State.”
The Governor used the opportunity to urge the people of the state to continue to go about their legitimate businesses without fear as government has taken all necessary measures have been emplaced to ensure the security of their lives and properties in the state.
Gov. Kabir Yusuf assured that the temporary set back occasioned by the decisions of the tribunal and appeal court will not deter his administration from its commitment to continue with the laudable projects and programmes targeted at restoring the lost glory of the state.
Rather than being discouraged by the “temporary set back”, the Governor promised to roll up his sleeves, work harder to deliver the dividends of democracy to citizens of Kano State, and residents at large.
He urged the people of the state, and other well-meaning Nigerians to continue to pray “for Allah’s mercy and protection to save the state from the injustice of mischief makers who are desperately scheming to hijack power through the back door and return the state to the dark ages.”