Unprecedented crowds have taken over the streets of Kano metropolis on Monday evening, trouped out of their shops and houses to show support for Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf who was out to commission a project at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital.
Governor Yusuf, who was on his first public outing in the state since he was sacked by the Appeal Court in Abuja was hailed by supporters all along his way from the Government House to the Specialist Hospital, where the crowds took over the streets chanting songs of support, eulogies and prayers for him.
The Cable recalled that the Appeal Court in Abuja had on Friday reaffirmed the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal that sacked Governor Yusuf and declared Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna as the rightly elected governor of the state.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), had cross-appealed the the Election Petition Tribunal decision on whether Yusuf was a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) when he contested as Governor.
The entire metropolis stood still due to the crowds as some were seen crying and chanting “Kano said Abba, four-plus-four” (Kano is for Abba, two terms).
Yusuf commissioned the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital as one of the several projects he had embarked upon since his elections.