Former Emir of Kano State, Mohammad Sanusi II, has said it is too late for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the last general elections in the state, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, and other APC stalwarts in the state to accept defeat.
Sanusi stated this in a viral video where he spoke on accepting destiny during a lesson session.
The APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, is among the APC leaders, rooting for Gawuna to take over governance in the state after tribunal and Appeal courts sacked Governor Kabiru Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
However, Supreme Court last Friday set aside the lower courts’ rulings.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Gawuna had said he accepted the apex court’s judgment on the governorship dispute in the state as God’s decision.
But responding to Gawuna’s assertion, the former Central Bank governor said the APC attempted to seize power through a court process not knowing God was waiting.
Sanusi said, “We thank Allah, the Almighty and congratulate the people of Kano State. During our last session, we prayed and admonished the judges to do what is right. At last God has given the people of Kano State what they voted for.
“When people vote, any attempt to stifle their choice is a shared injustice. The robbery is not on the winner, but the electorate. God would never allow this.
“People participated in an election and lost. Now they tried to force their way in through corrupt judges. This book we are reading is about accepting destiny whether good or bad, to accept God’s decision.
“One laughable thing is that after some people were defeated in an election, they went to court to hijack power. At last in the court they met Allah in wait. After stopping them from gaining power by force, now they said that they have accepted His decision.
“The best time to accept destiny is after the polls. You know people did not vote for you. You know you lost but made moves to hijack power. It’s too late.
“God is always on the side of the truth. He may give a tyrant a chance or two, but surely that would be short-lived.”
Sanusi, however, prayed for Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s success, urging the governor to fulfill his campaign promises.
“If he fails them, they can vote him out. This is how democracy thrives.
“We hope our politicians will learn democracy from the developed world. Unless you are sure of winning an election, there is no point in going to court to use some corrupt judges to get power,” he added.