A chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Buba Galadima had stated that Nigeria would have witnessed serious problems, had the Supreme Court sacked Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State during its judgements last Friday.
The NNPP chieftain (pictured top left) ‘congratulated’ President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for not interfering with the independence of the judiciary even though his party member, Nasir Gawuna, was involved in the matter.
“I am congratulating Mr President for not interfering with the judiciary because Nigeria could have been on fire by now if what happened on Friday did not happen” – Galadima said in an interview with on Channels TV
“I congratulate him (Tinubu) for having the strength of character and you can see that peace has pervaded the whole of Nigeria and our rating in the eyes of the world has come out,” he added.
Galadima said there was a plan to wrest power from the NNPP in Kano as the party kicked out the APC in the last poll.
“There was a plan to take Kano by force from every level, but I congratulate the Supreme Court for restoring the honour, dignity of the judiciary.
“If they had ruled otherwise, they could have been stoned on the street of Nigeria and nobody could be able to ride a car with the inscription of Supreme Court of Nigeria, and there would have been a total lack of confidence in the judiciary and I don’t think anybody would ever dream of going to the Supreme Court to seek redress,” he said.
Recall that the Supreme Court delivered judgements in eight governorship disputes last Friday, upturning the verdicts of lower courts in three of the cases.
Of the eight cases, Appeal Court judgements of Kano, Zamfara and Plateau were overruled by the tribunal.