The governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has attributed his defeats at the Elections Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal to the political attacks against his mentor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
Yusuf spoke on Sunday at a stakeholders meeting of the Kwankwasiyya Movement in Kano, which was convened by Kwankwaso, a former governor and senator of the state. The meeting was attended by the state deputy governor, the speaker of the state assembly, a federal lawmaker, leaders of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), and other top government officials.
Yusuf said that he would continue to work under the guidance and leadership of Kwankwaso, who he praised for his vision and courage. He said that he would not abandon Kwankwaso even if the world denied him anything because of his vision.
Yusuf also urged the party leaders to remain hopeful and not to engage in any verbal altercation with anyone. He said that they should focus on mobilizing the people of Kano for their cause.
He also promised to continue with his people-oriented projects, such as assisting women and children and paying pensions and gratuity.