Kano State Commissioner Issues Warning to Tribunal Judges Amidst Rising Tensions

Kano State Commissioner Issues Warning to Tribunal Judges Amidst Rising Tensions

In a concerning turn of events, Aliyu Adamu Kibiya, the Commissioner of Land for Kano State, has sent a stern warning to judges presiding over the governorship elections petition tribunal in the state. A video of his remarks during a protest organized by members of the ruling New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) has gone viral on social media, raising questions about the impartiality of the tribunal.

Kibiya's statement was unequivocal as he urged the judges to make a fateful choice between their own safety and the execution of their duties while delivering judgments. His words, recorded for all to hear, were chilling: "People voted for us, and some people are attempting to do injustice. We want to tell the judges that we will not accept this. Any judge that is willing to deprive us of our rights will regret it. Whatever will happen, we won't care…"

Furthermore, Kibiya hinted at allegations of bribery that have allegedly cast a dark shadow over the tribunal's proceedings. He implied that should the judges succumb to bribery and deliver judgments lacking in fairness, the consequences would surpass the insecurity caused by Boko Haram in the North East and the rampant banditry in the North West.

As tensions escalate, the Kano State Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammed Usaini Gumel, has summoned representatives from the two major political parties in the state, the NNPP and the All Progressive Congress (APC). This development comes in the wake of recent protests and prayer sessions organized in anticipation of the tribunal's impending judgment.

The NNPP has particularly been active in organizing prayer sessions across all 44 Local Government Areas of the state. Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the leader of the party, recently led one such prayer session, seeking divine intervention in the forthcoming judgment.

The unfolding situation in Kano State's political landscape raises concerns about the integrity of the election petition tribunal's proceedings and the potential for political tensions to escalate further. As this situation continues to develop, observers are keenly watching for any updates that may shed light on the path ahead for Kano's political landscape. ????????