“Former Kano State Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, Alhaji Ilyasu Musa Kwankwaso, has offered advice to the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and Mr. Peter Obi, the flagbearer of the Labour Party (LP), suggesting that they reconsider their plans to pursue a Supreme Court appeal. He believes that such a move might ultimately prove to be a futile exercise.
Alhaji Kwankwaso expressed this viewpoint on Monday in response to the verdict delivered by the National/State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Kano, which ruled in his favor, declaring him the winner of the Madobi, Kiru, and Garun-Malam House of Representatives seat.
The Tribunal in Kano had nullified the election of Yusuf Umar Datti of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), citing his failure to resign from Bayero University, Kano, 30 days before the election as the basis for its decision.
Furthermore, the Tribunal Chairperson, Justice Ngozi Flora Azinge, subsequently directed INEC to invalidate the certificate of return previously issued to Datti and declare Musa Ilyasu Kwankwaso as the rightful winner of the Kura/Madobi/Garun Malam Federal House of Representatives election, which took place on February 25, 2023.”
He also urged his opponent to work with him on his task to enhance developmental projects in all the nooks and crannies of his constituency.
Ilyasu Kwankwaso former commissioner for Rural and community development, hails from the same local government area as former presidential candidate of NNPP, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, but contested on the platform of APC.
The man, Ilyasu Kwankwaso, is not only the backbone of APC in the Madobi local government area of the state; he is also a force to be reckoned with in the Kano political circle
He also served as a commissioner under the regime of former state governor Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.