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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Kano clerics urge governor to obey court order against deposition of emirs

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A group of Islamic clerics in Kano State have urged Governor Abba Yusuf to obey a court order against the deposition of emirs.

The geoup also praised the security agencies for maintaining peace in the ongoing emir dispute in the state.

Earlier, PREMIUM TIMES reported how the state’s Council of Ulamas (Islamic clerics) warned stakeholders not to let the crisis trigger a breakdown in law and order in the state.

In a statement signed by the Council Chairman, Ibrahim Khalil, the Council also urged President Bola Tinubu to employ non-partisan measures to address the crisis.

In the latest development, a group of clerics led by Lawi Sanka, also in a statement made available to journalists, praised the judiciary and security agencies for their role in managing the crisis.

Clerics said the swift intervention of the judiciary averted a breakdown in law and order following the dissolution of the five emirate councils in the state.

“On behalf of the Islamic scholars and clerics (Ulamas) of Kano State, we express our sincere gratitude for the crucial role played by the judiciary and security agencies in maintaining peace and stability in Kano State . We congratulate them for upholding the rule of law and ensuring the return to peace in the state,” the statement said.

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“We urge the executive arm of the government, under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusif, and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly to exercise caution and refrain from taking decisions that could jeopardize the stability of the state and exacerbate the suffering from the town of Kano. State, who have already suffered enough due to previous negative decisions and wrong policies.

“We are especially grateful to the judiciary and security agencies who have been the last hope for the people, standing firm and protecting the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“We congratulate our patriotic President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu, for his unwavering commitment to uphold the rule of law and separation of powers and his vital role in maintaining peace in Kano State and the country at large. We appreciate his efforts and his exemplary leadership.

“We emphasize the importance of respecting the rule of law and the need for all branches of government to work together in harmony to ensure peace, stability and progress in the state. Let us work together to build a better future for the people of Kano State, where justice, peace and prosperity reign and where the rights and dignity of all citizens are upheld and respected,” the statement said.

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