GOVERNOR Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has sacked the Commissioner who threatened judges presiding over governorship elections petition tribunal in the state.
In a video which has gone viral on social media, Commissioner of Land and Physical Planning, Adamu Kibiya, was heard asking the judges to choose between their lives and their work while delivering the judgement.
“People voted for us and some people are attempting to do injustice. We want to tell the judges that we will not accept this. Any judge that is willing to deprive us of our rights will regret it. Whatever will happen, we won’t care…,” he had said during a protest organised by members of the ruling New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in the state.
But while addressing journalists at Government House, Kano, on Friday, Commissioner for Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, said the governor had directed the immediate dismissal of Kibiya.
Dantiye added that Governor Yusuf respects and takes the judiciary in high esteem and would not condone any disrespect to them.
Aside from the commissioner, the governor sacked his Special Adviser on Youth and Sports, Aliyu Yusuf.