Efforts to remove me meant to spite Kwakwanso, says Kano gov
The Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, has said that the ongoing legal battles to remove him as the Kano State Governor are attempts to undermine the political legacy of his mentor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Yusuf spoke late on Sunday during a stakeholders meeting of the Kwankwasiyya movement and other party supporters in Kano.
Yusuf who spoke for the first time since the appellate court affirmed the judgement of the tribunal that sacked him, said, “All my political travails including the losses at the Elections Petition Tribunal and at the Court of Appeal are targeted attacks against my mentor and political godfather, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso”.
The meeting, which was held at the instance of Kwankwaso, also had in attendance the state deputy governor, Aminu Abdussalam; Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Ismail Falgore; the federal lawmaker for Kiru/Bebeji constituency, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, leaders of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Kano State cabinet members and top government officials.
The governor added, “We are going to continue working under his (Kwankwaso) guidance and leadership to do the needful, God willing.
“Even if the world says they are not going to give us anything because of his (Kwankwaso) vision, we are not going to turn our back on him and his vision.”
Yusuf urged his supporters to remain steadfast and avoid engaging in divisive rhetoric.
“We must not exchange bitter words with anyone but channel our energy to motivating Kano people,” he said.
Yusuf reaffirmed his commitment to the people of Kano, pledging to continue the people-centered projects he had initiated, including initiatives focused on women and children’s welfare, as well as payment of outstanding backlogs of pension and gratuity entitlement.