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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday revealed his stand on the death sentence passed on a Kano-based singer, Sharif Yahya Aminu.
The singer was accused of blasphemy after he circulated on WhatsApp a song casting aspersions on Prophet Muhammed.
Ganduje in his statement noted that the accused has the right to appeal the judgment up to Supreme Court, but will sign the death warrant after all legal apparatus is exhausted.
“But I assure you that immediately the Supreme Court affirms the judgment, I will sign it without any hesitation.”
Ganduje, reaffirmed his commitment to signing the warrant if need be while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting of Ullamas, lawyers, university dons and other persons at Government House, Kano, on Thursday.
Ganduje noted that there is no need for violence on the matter because the government is handling the case the best way it can.
“We have been following this matter from all angles and we will not leave any stone unturned until full justice is achieved.”
“I will like to commend the Ullamas and the youths for their maturity in handling the matter if not it would have been a different story by now.
“But for now, the man is having the grace of 30 days to appeal, if he does so, we will follow the matter to the Supreme Court, but if he doesn’t, immediately the days elapse, I will sign the death warrant and that is our position.”