Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has disclosed that the ongoing legal battles surrounding his election are not personal attacks, but an attempt to undermine the political legacy of his mentor, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The governor stated this at a stakeholders meeting of the Kwankwasiyya movement and party supporters in Kano,on Monday.
Yusuf spoke for the first time since the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgement of the governorship election petition tribunal that sacked him from office.
He noted that all his political travails, including his losses at the tribunal and the Court of Appeal are targeted attacks against his mentor and political godfather, Kwankwaso.
The governor, who declared his unwavering loyalty to his political mentor, said: “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 expressed his deep gratitude to Kwankwaso, acknowledging his pivotal role in shaping the political landscape of Kano State
He 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,” the governor admonished.
Yusuf reaffirmed his commitment to the people of Kano, pledging to continue the people-oriented projects he has initiated, including initiatives focused on women and children’s welfare, as well as payment of outstanding backlogs of pensions and gratuities.
The meeting, which was held at the instance of Kwankwaso, had in attendance the deputy governor of the state, Aminu Abdussalam; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ismail Falgore; lawmaker representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituenc in the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, leaders of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), cabinet members and top government officials.