By Abdullahi Jalalalluden
The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, under the auspices of Northwest Civil Societies and Anti-corruption Network has staged a peaceful protest in Kano state in the wake of allegation of bribery raised by a tribunal judge.
Speaking during a protest organized by the CSOs, the convener, Comrade Ibrahim Waiya called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to interfere in the judgement of the ongoing governorship election tribunal in the state.
He said the purpose of the peaceful protest is to call the attention of the President not to be dragged into the judgement of the tribunal by politicians According to him, reports at their disposal had indicated that some politicians are banking on the President’s influence to manipulate the judgement of the governorship tribunal, warning that any attempt to manipulate justice would not augur well in the state and the nation as a whole.
“Kano is a home of democracy Kano is a home of late Aminu Kano.
Kano people have the right to elect whoever they want.
“Therefore, we call on the President not to allow himself to be dragged into the tribunal judgement.
He should allow justice to prevail as any attempt to manipulate justice in the ongoing tribunal will not augur well in the state and the nation as a whole.
Responding Governor Abba kabir Yusuf of Kano state commanded the CSO’s for organizing the peaceful protest. He assured them that he will personally conveyed the message to president Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Radio Nigeria recalled that one of the judges in the election petition tribunal Flora Ngozi Azinge had recently alleged that a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, was offering her a bribe in order to skew the judgment of the tribunal.