Anger as Kano Commissioner Issues Death Threat to Tribunal Judges

Anger as Kano Commissioner Issues Death Threat to Tribunal Judges

  • Recently, the political terrain in Kano state was heated up following the power tussle between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the ruling New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)
  • Tempers continue to flare between the two parties in the state as the APC contests the NNPP's gubernatorial victory in court
  • Amid the lingering face-off, the state commissioner of lands, Adamu Aliyu, issued a death threat to the judges of the governorship election petitions tribunal

Kano, Kano state - The commissioner of land and survey in Kano, Adamu Aliyu Kibiya, has issued a death threat to the judges of the state's Election Petition Tribunal.

Aliyu also promised to unleash mayhem on residents of the state, one worse than the insurgency residents of Borno are confronted with, Premium Times reported.

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Kano commissioner of land under fire for issuing a death threat. Photo credit: Sabo Yusif Chelsea Kibiya
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Rising political tension in Kano

The commissioner recently insinuated that tribunal judges may have been bribed to deliver judgement against his party, the NNPP.

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Aliyu said if the NNPP loses at the tribunal, they judges may pay with their lives.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier petitioned the tribunal to reverse the NNPP's victory during the last guber election in the state.

Aliyu spoke on Thursday, September 14, while addressing members of the NNPP during a solidarity protest of the party. obtained the video can be watched here.

He said in Hausa:

“I am sending this message to the tribunal judges, any judge that allows himself to be used and collect bribes and pass judgement that is not right, we want to tell him he must choose between his life and the bribe money he collected.

Aliyu continued:

“Another message for the leaders. You have seen the conflict (banditry) in Zamfara, Kaduna, and Katsina, I swear because of this governorship seat, everyone will die. The conflict that will start in Kano will be more deadly than the ones in those states and Borno." understands that the gathering also doubled as a prayer session at different locations of Kano state for an outcome favourable to the party at the election tribunal.

NNPP chieftain's threat: APC group fumes

In his reaction, the APC Intellectual Forum fumed at the commissioner's utterances.

The APC group described Aliyu's remarks as "unguided, barbaric, and provocative".

The statement, signed by its chairman, A.K. Mustapha, reads in full:

"Our attention has been drawn to the unguided, barbaric and provocative utterances made by the key figures of NNPP especially that of the secretary to the state government Dr. A. B. Bichi and Commissioner of Land and Survey Dr. Adamu Aliyu Kibiya, after the conduct of their so called prayer sessions at various strategic locations in the State, which could obviously deteriorate the relative peace and the peaceful co-existence among the good people of Kano State.

"It is a common knowledge that, members of the APC are law abiding citizens, peace lovers and patriotic Nigerians, therefore, we are urging all our members not to respond or retaliate to any of these unguided, barbaric and provocative utterances, because, we are the winners and there is no substitute of a victory.
"Our members should be rest assured that, APC will Insha Allah emerge victorious at the end of the court cases, because, we have now proved our case beyond reasonable doubt with star witnesses and evidences. Unlike the NNPP, that woefully failed to depend itself before the court, and resort to threating public peace and advocating violence to influence court’s decision.
"Therefore, we call upon all the members of APC and good people of Kano State to continue praying for the peace, harmony and prosperity of our dear state and avoid doing anything that might jeopardize the peace in the state."

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Kwankwaso, Kano governor attend special prayer

Earlier, reported that the NNPP's presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso; Abba Yusuf, Kano state governor, and Aminu Abdussalam, his deputy, attended a special prayer to seek God’s intervention for the party at the tribunal.

The special prayer led by Dr Sani Ashir took place at the Filin Mahaha along BUK road on Saturday, August 26.


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