Hundreds of Kano residents took to the streets on Monday night to catch a glimpse of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, who was removed by the Court of Appeal, to express sympathy and wish him success in the Supreme Court.
Crowds occupied the streets of the metropolis of Kano and came out of shops and homes to show support for the embattled governor, who went around the city to commission projects in the city.
Yusuf, who was making his first public appearance in the state since being sacked by the Court of Appeal in Abuja, was accosted by supporters all the way on Monday night as he made his way from the Government House to a specialist hospital. Crowds took over the streets, singing songs, paying their respects and praying for him.
DAILY POST recalls that on November 17, the Court of Appeal in Abuja reaffirmed the judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal that removed Governor Yusuf and declared Mr. Nasir Yusuf Gawna the duly elected governor of the state. .
The All Progressives Congress (APC) was appealing against the election petition tribunal’s decision on whether Mr. Yusuf was a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) when he ran for governorship.
The assembled crowd chanted, “Kano Sai Abba, 4 plus 4” (Kano wa Abba, 2nd season).
Governor Yusuf first commissioned the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Accident and Emergency Department, one of several projects he has undertaken since his election.
As he was about to inspect the Nuhu Bamali Maternity Hospital and the Ujuju road project in Gworon Dutse district, more and more supporters poured into the streets.