The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that he won’t waste a minute signing the death warrant of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, the musician who was sentenced to death by a Sharia court in the state for blasphemy against the Prophet, if the musician does not appeal within the required period prescribed by law.
He said this during a meeting of religious leaders, legal practitioners, security personnel and government officials at the Government House, Kano, on Thursday, Ganduje. He said, “The court has done its job and as a government we have provided the needed security.
“The judgment has taken place and the law of the land allows the person convicted to appeal further within 30 days to the high court and to the Appeal Court and to the Supreme Court as the case may be. Should at the end of it the warrant is presented before me, I will not waste time in signing it. On the second hand, if he does not appeal within the specified period, I will not spend a minute in signing the death warrant.”