The Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has said that the ongoing legal battles surrounding his tenure are not merely personal attacks but rather attempts to undermine the political legacy of his mentor, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
He stated this late Sunday during a stakeholders meeting of the Kwankwasiyya movement and other party supporters in Kano.
Yusuf who spoke at length for the first time since the appellate court affirmed the judgement of the tribunal that sacked him, said, “All his political travails including his losses at the Elections Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal are targeted attacks against his mentor and political godfather, Eng. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.”
The meeting, which was held at the instance of Kwankwaso, also had in attendance the Deputy Governor, Aminu Abdussalam, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Ismail Falgore; federal lawmaker for Kiru/Bebeji constituency, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, leaders of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Kano State cabinet members and top government officials.
“We are going to continue working under his (Kwankwaso) guidance and leadership to do the needful, God willing,” Yusuf declared, emphasising his unwavering loyalty to his political mentor.
The governor expressed his deep gratitude to Kwankwaso, acknowledging his pivotal role in shaping the political landscape of Kano.
“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,” he asserted.
In a message to his supporters, Yusuf urged them to remain steadfast and avoid engaging in divisive rhetoric. “We must not exchange bitter words with anyone but to channel our energy to motivating Kano people,” he advised.
Yusuf reaffirmed his commitment to the people of Kano, pledging to continue the people-centered projects he has initiated, including initiatives focused on women’s and children’s welfare, as well as payment of outstanding backlogs of pension and gratuity entitlement.