The Coalition of Arewa Forums in the South-West urged President Bola Tinubu to mediate in the current political turmoil in Kano State.
Their plea came during a peaceful protest held in the capital of Oyo State, Ibadan.
According to The PUNCH, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Kano State Election Petition Tribunal, nullifying the victory of Governor Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Members of the coalition, who staged a protest at the Cultural Centre Mokola in Ibadan, on Wednesday, carried placards with different inscriptions such as, “Abbah is our choice,” “Justice for Kano,” “Justice for Kano Movement,” “Say no to injustice,” among others.
One of the coalition leaders, Abba Yusuf, urged the President to step in and mediate the situation.
Yusuf, the Vice-Chairman of the forum in Oyo State said, “The information reaching us daily is alarming. Our people in the various states in the North are mostly of the view that this government is working to suppress the North. We want to call on the President to prove them wrong by allowing the will of the people and electorates to prevail in Kano.
“This is clear from the election cases in Plateau, Zamfara, and Kano. As we all know, these three states are volatile. The perceived daylight robbery and truncation of the will of the people through the courts might not be accepted by the people. We, therefore, call on the President to call to order judges handling election cases in the state.”