Governor Yusuf fires commissioner, aide over death threats to tribunal judges

Kano state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has sacked his Commissioner for Land, Adamu Aliyu Kibiya and a political aide over allegations of threat to life.

The Commissioner for Land was caught on tape making alleged threatening remarks concerning the final judgment of the governorship election petitions tribunal.

In a video which went viral, Aliyi was reported to have said; “We will kill anybody who dares to tamper with our hard-earned victory at the elections tribunal.”

His remarks sparked outrage and condemnation and many citizens of the state called for his immediate prosecution to serve as a deterrent against potential acts of violence.

The State Commissioner for Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, while addressing the press after a meeting, stated that the government completely disassociates itself from these reckless remarks made about the judges of the tribunal.

Similarly, the Special Adviser on Youth and Recreational Activities, Alhaji Yusuf Imam, made disparaging comments attacking Vice President Kashim Shettima.

The government clarified that neither of these individuals was authorized to speak on behalf of the government.

The government issued a directive that henceforth, no government officials are allowed to speak without obtaining clearance from the appropriate authority.