The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 Governorship election in Kano State, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has accepted the final judgement of the Supreme Court on the March 18 election in the state.
Gawuna in a statement on Saturday, described the Friday judgement of the Supreme Court as the will of God, adding that he wished Governor Yusuf well.
Although the APC candidate failed to congratulate Governor Yusuf on the affirmation, he noted that the judgment is God’s decision which he cannot query.
Premium Politics reported that the Apex Court on Friday, affirmed the appeal of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf against the concurrent judgments of the election petition tribunal and Court of Appeal, which sacked him and declared Gawuna as the governor.
Reacting, Gawuna said, “This judgement is God’s decision, and we accept it. As we prayed, we asked that if it was good for us, He grant us from His bounty, and if not, He replace it with something better. We are confident that God has answered our prayers. He is All-Wise. We are grateful to Allah, the Almighty.
“Our supporters must understand that Allah, the Almighty, is the Designer of everything and has predestined this to occur. Everyone should remain calm and accept God’s decision.
According to him, he accepted the verdict after exhausting all legal means to claim his mandate, urging Governor Yusuf to always lead with fear of God.
Added, “Even before the lawsuit, I wished him well. Our prayers are always directed to Allah to make him a just leader for all, especially now that he has been confirmed as the duly elected governor of the state. Every patriotic citizen should pray this.
“We will continue to pray for all of our leaders, from the President to the councillors, to be leaders for all. My message to the people of Kano State is to live in peace and obedience.
“They should stand firm on moral upbringing, which is deteriorating. People should keep praying. God is incapable of making mistakes. He is All-Knowing.
“We should continue to pray for peace in Kano State and Nigeria as a whole, as well as for Allah to bless us with wealth and health.
“Everyone knows what happened. Our party, above all, took the case to court, and we followed. Following the process, Allah, the Almighty, made a decision, which we accepted.”