- Politicians and political observers are reacting to the outcome of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Kano state
- The court sacked Governor Abba Yusuf, an outcome perceived as a development for the governor's political godfather, Rabiu Kwankwaso
- Commenting on this, Victor Moses, national publicity secretary of the disbanded Atiku Support Organisation (ASO), said Kwankwaso and his supporters should "carry their own cross"
Kano, Kano state - Victor Moses, the national publicity secretary of the defunct Atiku Support Organisation (ASO), has said he holds no sympathy for Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) during the 2023 general elections.
His remark comes after a court sitting in Kano sacked Abba Yusuf as the governor of Kano state.
Yusuf was Kwankwaso’s personal assistant (PA). He is also a son-in-law to the NNPP presidential candidate.
"Kwankwaso betrayed Atiku for Tinubu's appointment"
Kwankwaso was believed to have been instrumental in Yusuf's ascension to the governorship seat.
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On Wednesday, September 20, the Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 18 election.
Reactions have followed the development.
Reacting to the court verdict, Moses said Kwankwaso should not be pitied because he “betrayed” Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Moses wrote on his verified X (formerly Twitter) handle:
“I don't sympathise with him at all. Kwankwaso and his people should carry their own cross. He betrayed @atiku for Bola Tinubu because he was expecting ministerial appointments. Let's see what happens in Port Harcourt.”
Tribunal sacks Gov Abba Yusuf of Kano
Earlier, Legit.ng reported how the court sacked Yusuf as governor.
The tribunal declared the APC candidate, Nasir Gawuna, the winner of the Kano state governorship elections.
The verdict is seen as a win for Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the national chairman of the APC; and a loss for Kwankwaso.
Tension in Kano as shops shut down
Legit.ng also reported that after the tribunal verdict, traders across major markets of the state capital shut their shops and rushed home.
Some of the places where traders suspended activities were Kantin Kwari, Sabon Gari, and Singer markets. A prominent shopping mall in the metropolis, Ado Bayero Mall (ShopRite), was also locked.