Kano Gov Denies Deal With Tinubu Over Supreme Court Judgement

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Kano State governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, has denied entering into any form of agreement with the Presidency before the January 12, 2024 Supreme Court judgement on the disputed Kano governorship election, which affirmed him as the rightful winner.
LEADERSHIP reports that the Supreme Court declared Governor Yusuf as the duly elected governor of the state.
While reacting to a document circulating on social media, which alleged that there was an agreement between the Governor and the Presidency as a pre-condition for his legal victory at the apex court, the governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, described it as an imaginary piece, devoid of any iota of truth.
“For the purposes of emphasis, the rather fake agreement saying Governor Yusuf has accepted to cross carpet to the ruling APC, jettison purported claim to dissolve or allow the five emirates, discontinuing demolition of illegal structures and establishment of Kano Elders Council should be disregarded.
“The Governor would like to make it abundantly clear, that having secured his mandate through popular votes of the good people of Kano, and certified by a fair affirmation of Supreme Court judgment, he would not be intimidated by any political opportunist.
“Let me also remind those political jobbers hiding under the leniency of Mr President that whatever political decision or direction that would be taken in Kano will be determined within the confines of the rule of law and executive powers vested in the office of the Executive Governor.
“We debunk the rumour and state that no amount of blackmail will distract Engr Yusuf from delivering his laudable projects and programmes for the good people of Kano state,” he said.
The governor, however, expressed appreciation to President Bola Tinubu for “allowing the level playing ground for justice to prevail through non-interference with the judicial process.”
He said the president demonstrated profound leadership quality by ensuring fair play despite being pushed by some undemocratic elements from Kano State and beyond.
“Let me state and emphatically so that Governor Yusuf has no prior agreement with the President. However, the president should rather be appreciated for maintaining neutrality, peace, and stability in Kano.
“No doubt, the refusal of the president to carry out the wishes of some prominent members of his party has brought about an enduring atmosphere in Kano. On this single act, the good people of Kano will continue to appreciate Mr. President and pray for him to succeed in his administration,” he stated.


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