On Monday night, hundreds of Kano people flocked to the streets to show their support for Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, who was recently removed from office by the Court of Appeal Court, and to wish him well in his appeal to the Supreme Court.

The throng took over the streets of the Kano metropolis, trooping out of their stores and houses to show support for the besieged governor, who went throughout the city to commission projects in the city.

Yusuf, who was on his first public trip in the state after he was ousted by the Appeal Court in Abuja, was applauded by supporters all along his way from the Government House to the Specialist Hospital on Monday evening. The streets were taken over by mourners singing and reciting eulogies in his honor and offering prayers.

As previously reported by MISMOB, on November 17 the Court of Appeal in Abuja upheld the Election Petition Tribunal’s decision to remove Governor Yusuf from office and install Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna as the state’s duly elected governor.

The Election Petition Tribunal’s ruling on whether or not Yusuf was a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) when he ran for governor was appealed by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

As they filed out, the throng shouted, “Kano sai Abba, four-plus-four” (Kano is for Abba, two terms).

One of the many initiatives Governor Yusuf has taken on since taking office is the commissioning of the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Unit.

More and more of his fans showed up as he made his way to Nuhu Bamalli Maternity Hospital and a road construction site in Wujuwuju in the Gworon Dutse neighborhood.

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