Yoruba Community in Kano State have joined their voices in the ongoing calls for restrain and justice for the governor of the state, Alh. Abba Kabir Yusuf in the ongoing gubernatorial court cases which many believed is bias.
Alhaji Nuraddeen Yahaya, Chairman, Concerned Yoruba Community, Kano State Chapter on Thursday called on prominent Obas and other notable sons and daughters of the Yorubas to as a matter of urgency, engage the President of the Country, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to ensure justice for the state governor and thereby save them from eminent attacks which they fear could happen at any time.
“We call on our leading obas and leaders to come to our assistance by engaging President Bola Tinubu on the political situation in Kano. The average man already believes that the judiciary has been interfered with”.
“We are hereby calling on our fathers, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, to intervene without further delay.We are also calling on the Oba of Lagos, Alake of Egba, Awujale of Ijebuland, Olubadan of Ibadan and other Yoruba leading lights to come to our aid as we won’t find it easy if the situation degenerates further as we actually expect that it would. The people here will believe that they were cheated on by a Yoruba President. That is the word going round now. A stitch in time, they say, saves nine”.
“Kano must not be allowed to burn on the altar of political expediency or interest, or calculation towards 2027 for that matter. We must face the truth!
“In spite of the pronouncements by the courts, we must never forget that Governor Abba Yusuf’s party, won in 2019 but were denied the victory. Now in 2023, the same scenario is unfolding which is already being met with resistance”.
“It is clear to all that the NNPP won the state. Take a look at the results across board. 2 senators out of 3, 18 rep members out of 24, and 26 out of 40 assembly members. Is it the same people who voted this way that will accept a situation where the Governor they elected is removed by some technicality? The answer is a resounding NO”, he added.
Yahaya who was supported by Comrade Taofeek Olalekan Olaosebikan, National Youths Coordinator, Yoruba Community Northern States and Abuja, stressed that the unfolding political situation in the state will have adverse effects on the Yorubas in Kano given the volatile nature of the state politically and as such all men and women of goodwill should be concerned about the situation in in the state and rally round towards a collective initiative to save the state from any calamity which will affect them and their livelihood.