Hundreds of residents stormed the streets of Kano on Monday evening to show support for Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, who was sacked by the Court of Appeal Court, expressing their sympathy and praying for him to succeed at the Supreme Court.
The Kano residents trooped out enmasse from their shops and homes to shouting and hailing embattled governor, who went around the city to commission projects in the city.
The crowd that trooped out chanted “Kano sai Abba, four-plus-four” (Kano is for Abba, two terms).
Yusuf, who was on his first public outing in the state after he was sacked by the Appeal Court in Abuja, was hailed by supporters all along his way from the Government House to the Specialist Hospital on Monday evening. The crowds took over the streets, chanting songs and eulogies, and saying prayers for him.
Recall that the Court of Appeal in Abuja on November 17, reaffirmed the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal that sacked Governor Yusuf and declared Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna as the rightly elected governor of the state.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) had cross-appealed the Election Petition Tribunal decision on whether or not Yusuf was a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) when he contested as governor.
Gov Yusuf first commissioned the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, one of the several projects he had embarked upon since his election.