Blasphemy: Governor Ganduje responds to calls to execute Yahaya Sharif-Aminu
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has responded to Islamic Clerics in Kano and Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria who called on the Kano state government to take action and execute 22-year-old singer, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, who was found guilty of blasphemy in Kano.
Commenting on the death sentence, Ganduje promised to sign the execution order of death sentence on blasphemy offenders against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as soon as the Supreme court grants the permission during a stakeholder meeting with religious clerics, scholars, lawyers and other relevant stakeholders to sample their opinion on the court judgement on Thursday August 27.
“The court has done the right thing in passing the judgement. We were told that by law, the offender has 30 days to appeal, after which if he failed to do so he should be sentenced,
“Having listened to Islamic clerics in the state and other stakeholders, I won’t waste time to sign the execution order immediately the time elapsed or the Supreme Court ruled on the same judgement,
“On the second hand, if he does not appeal within the specified period, I will not spend a minute in signing the death warrant” the Governor stated.