Blasphemy: “I’m Ready To Sign His Death Sentence” – Gov. Ganduje Says As Islamic Scholars Hail Him

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The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that he would not wait another minute to sign the death warrant of Kano-based singer, Yahaya Sharif.

Sharif has been the topic of hot debate around the country after he was sentenced to death by an Upper Shariah Court for blasphemy.

Ganduje made his stance known on Thursday at a stakeholders meeting on the issue at the Government House, Kano.

He said,

“Kano State Government has accepted the judgement passed by the Sharia Court and it has also accepted the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Ganduje noted that the convict had a 30-day grace to appeal the judgement, adding that if by the end of the 30 days the convict had not appealed, he would not waste time to sign the execution order.

“In the event the convict appeals the judgement, we shall wait and follow the case up to the Appeal Court. If he further appeals to the Supreme Court, we shall follow the case there.

“If the Supreme Court upholds the two lower court judgements, the governor of Kano State will not add one minute to sign the execution order,” he said.

Ganduje lamented that the issue of blasphemy was taking its toll in recent times, stressing that the government would not rest on its ores until it contain the situation.

He commended the ulamas for their commitment to ensure the culprit was punished accordingly.

He also commended security agencies for being up and doing to avert possible breach of the peace or break down of law and order during the height of the issue.

In their separate remarks, the Islamic clerics said they were 100 per cent in support of the governor to sign the death warrant as it is the only way forward for any abuse against the prophet.

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