Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, yesterday said he would sign, without hesitation, the death warrant on 22-year-old Kano-based singer, Yahaya Sharif, who was sentenced to death by an Upper Shariah Court for blasphemy.
He said he would append his signature after 30 if the convict does not appeal the judgement.
Ganduje made his position known while speaking 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.
“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.”