Ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the March 18, 2023 gubernatorial election in Kano, supporters of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Dawakin Tofa have organised a special prayer and peaceful demonstration to seek divine intervention.
Dawakin Tofa is the ancestral homeland of the former Kano State governor and national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
The demonstrators, predominantly women, declared unalloyed support for Governor Yusuf and offered prayers and supplications for his ultimate triumph at the apex Court.
Drawn in their thousands from various villages in Dawakin Tofa, they convened at the Bandirawo and Dawanau Central Mosque to beseech divine intervention in Governor Yusuf’s case. They called for justice as the Supreme Court reserved judgment on the disputed election.
Addressing the gathering, leader of the group, Idris Tela Dandalama, expressed their desire to conduct special prayers in solidarity with Governor Yusuf during the ongoing legal battle at the Supreme Court.
“We are here to beseech Almighty Allah to uphold our mandate. The Supreme Court represents the last hope of the common man, and we remain optimistic that the outcome will be favorable and in our favor,” he stated.
He expressed satisfaction that within the short span of his leadership, Governor Yusuf has exhibited a remarkable capacity to elevate the state to greater heights.
“Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has successfully settled the arrears of pensions and gratuities for our retired husbands. He has facilitated the marriages of our daughters, ensured the timely payment of our salaries, empowered People Living with Disabilities, and sponsored our children to pursue master’s degrees in various universities worldwide. In addition to the accomplishments achieved, we have assembled here to pray for peace in Kano state, recognizing the signs of peril, the tense situation, and the increasingly volatile political atmosphere. Therefore, Kano requires prayers now more than ever,” he declared.