Kano Goes Agog As Supreme Court Reinstates Gov Yusuf

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Men, women and children have taken to the streets of Kano to celebrate the Supreme Court’s judgement declaring Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf as the duly elected governor of the state.

Jubilant residents trooped out on all the streets across the metropolis, chanting solidarity songs and dancing with placards and the ruling New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) insignias.

Speaking to LEADERSHIP, a resident of Soron Dinki in Kano metropolis, Mahdi Yusuf, expressed gratitude with the decision of the Supreme Court, saying it has averted a violent reaction from the residents.

“Supreme Court has saved Kano from violent reaction because if the decision had gone the other way, not even the security would have contain the situation.

“But with what you are seeing now, there is relief all over. People are spontaneously coming out to celebrate and tension and violence have been averted,” he stated.

At the market places that were initially closed in the early hours of Friday for fear of the unknown, like the Rimi and Kantin Kwari markets, people have spontaneously started opening their shops and places of business.

The State Police Command had earlier warned against wild celebrations that could lead to loss of lives and property.

However, the uneasy calm earlier observed has automatically switched to wild celebrations on the streets of the Kano metropolis.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened along all routes leading to the Government House in Kano as people were restricted from reaching the seat of power while the arrival of the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, is being awaited from Abuja.


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