Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje has broken his silence on the conviction of a Kano-based singer, Yahaya Sharif, who was sentenced to death by an Upper Shariah Court for blasphemy.
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Sharif had run afoul of the Sharia law operative in the state for blaspheming Prophet Muhammed in his song which he shared via WhatSapp.
The conviction of the 22-year-old attracted mixed reactions drawing praise in some quarters and pushback in others.
Ganduje took the occasion of a stakeholders’ meeting where he met with Muslim clerics in the state at Government House on Thursday to weigh in on the matter.
The governor said he is on board with the judgment and personally he is more than willing to sign the death warrant.
He explained that Sharif has thirty days’ grace to appeal the decision, failure he would put pen to paper and sign his death warrant.