Nigerian hip-hop, R&B, and afrobeat music artist, Eedris Abdulkareem, has released a music album purposely to encourage Kano State governor, Kabir Abba Yusuf, in his quest to reclaim his mandate after being sacked by the election petition tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
In the music released by Abdulkareem, through Bullion Records, a subsidiary of Bullion Go-Neat Global Limited owned by Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, he called on Yusuf to seek the intervention of God in the matter pending before the court.
The lyrics in the music include:
“Kanawan Dabo, stand up and seek Allah’s intervention. Kanawan Dabo, don’t allow them to cheat you.
“Kano is not Lagos. Whatever your intention, we are above you.”
Abdulkareem urged the people of Kano to support Yusuf to build their children’s future.
He assured them that only Abba could uplift their lives and that they should rally around him.
“In the year 2019, they stole your mandate. This year, 2023, there is no going back. Don’t allow them; they are deceivers,” Abdulkareem charged Abba Yusuf.
Also, chieftains of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo and South-West Public Relations of the party, Kilamuwaye Badmus, have thrown their weight behind the Kano State Governor.
Recall that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja last week upheld the judgement of the Tribunal, which nullified Yusuf’s governorship mandate.
Yusuf and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) have approached the Supreme Court for a review of the certified true copy of the Appeal Court judgement, which in actual fact upheld Yusuf’s election while calling on the apex court to nullify what they described as a verbal judgement by the appellate court.
Ajadi, who recently paid a solidarity visit to Abba Yusuf in Kano, said the wish of millions of people in Kano will stand at the end of the day, maintaining that his claim of four plus four (4 + 4) is certain for Abba Yusuf of the NNPP in Kano state.
Ajadi, who contested the governorship of Ogun State on the platform of the NNPP in the 2023 election, said Yusuf will be affirmed as the Kano State Governor by the Supreme Court.
He called on the good people of Kano State to remain calm and avoid provocation from the opposition, who are enjoying a temporary victory.
“I see it as a temporary setback, as the judgement cannot stand the test of time.
“The Supreme Court will give us judgement. It will rubbish the judgement of the Court of Appeal.
Badmus also assured the people of Kano State that Yusuf is going to complete his tenure, as he said the Supreme Court will upturn the judgement of the Court of Appeal.
He warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to destroy democracy by putting the judiciary under pressure.
Badmus warned President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to turn Nigeria to Lagos State, where he dominated all aspects of governance.