Breaking: Protests, Unrest Greet Sacking of Kano Governor By Tribunal.
In Kano, Nigeria, a recent court ruling sacking the incumbent governor of the state Abba Kabiru Yusuf and declaring APC’s Nasir Gawuna as winner of 2023 governorship election in the state has sparked protests and unrest, and the state commissioner of police has responded by imposing a curfew.
The ruling, which removed the governor from office, has been widely criticized as flawed and undemocratic.
In the wake of the ruling, the people of Kano are speaking out against what they see as a violation of their rights.
The curfew is affecting their daily lives and their ability to speak out, and the situation is quickly becoming tense.
Since the court ruling, there have been numerous reports of violence and oppression in Kano.
Security forces have been accused of using excessive force against protesters, and of detaining and assaulting activists.
There have also been reports of journalists being threatened and harassed for reporting on the situation.
The use of violence to suppress dissent is a serious threat to democracy and human rights in Kano and in Nigeria as a whole.”
Historically, Nigeria has a long history of military rule and authoritarian governments.
In the past, there have been many cases of dissent being suppressed through violence and repression.
In some cases, this has led to serious conflicts. However, in other cases, the people of Nigeria have successfully fought for their rights and achieved positive change.
The current situation in Kano reflects this history, and raises the question of whether the cycle of violence and repression will continue.
The court ruling in Kano has been criticized for its lack of transparency and fairness.
Speaking on Thursday on Arise News Tv channel the NNPP Spokesman Ladipo Johnson said that the judges met through Zoom and ruling was given through Zoom
Mr Johnson also said that this prevented many from attending and participating in the proceedings including the NNPP legal team, “In addition, the judgment was not based on the arguments presented in court, but rather on a separate document that was submitted after the hearing”.
This lack of transparency raises serious questions about the integrity of the ruling.”
The NNPP Spokesman said.
Meanwhile the Kano State Coordinator of PETER OBI MANDATE GROUP (POMAG) Ya’u Faringida in a telephone interview told RPTVBLOG that the curfew imposed in Kano has had a major impact on the daily lives of the people who live there.
He said that many people work during the daytime and rely on selling their goods or services during this time to earn a living.
But the curfew has prevented them from doing so, and has caused a great deal of hardship.
Continuing, he said that some people have even gone hungry as a result of the curfew.
In addition, the curfew has made it difficult for people to access essential services, such as healthcare and education.
Faringida also said that the politicization of the judiciary and the lack of independence is a major threat to democracy and the rule of law in Nigeria.
“The case in Kano is just one example of how this is playing out in practice.
In the long term, this could lead to a breakdown in the rule of law, and a weakening of the ability of the courts to protect the rights of citizens.
The situation in Kano could also set a dangerous precedent for other states in Nigeria” he stated.
Kano is a state with a long history of ethnic and religious tensions, and the imposition of a curfew has only added to the tension. The police have already had to deal with protests and riots, and they may not be able to control the situation if it continues to escalate.
“The lack of trust between the police and the people of Kano could also lead to further violence and instability. Faringida posited
When asked about what he think is the way forward, the Coordinator said: “The situation in Kano is a reminder of the importance of maintaining a strong and independent judiciary, and of protecting the rights of all citizens.
It is also a reminder of the need for all Nigerians to stand up for justice and the rule of law.
“We must not allow our country to be divided by politics or by religious or ethnic differences.
We must work together to build a nation based on unity, respect, and the rule of law.”
“The integrity and character of those in positions of power is crucial to maintaining a healthy democracy.
When corrupt and criminal-minded people hold power, it can have devastating consequences for the entire country.
Nigerians have a responsibility to ensure that those who are elected to positions of power are people of integrity who will put the interests of the nation above their own.
That way, the country can avoid situations like the one in Kano right now.”. He concluded.