Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has sacked Adamu Aliyu, the commissioner for lands, for issuing a threat to the judges of the governorship election petition tribunal in the state.
Aliyu had at a special prayer session on Friday, held for the success of Yusuf, at the tribunal, said any judge who decides to receive a bribe would have to pay with his or her life.
In the viral video in which he spoke in Hausa language, the commissioner also threatened anyone who tries to contend for the governorship position with death.
However, in a statement on Friday, Baba Dantiye, the commissioner for information, said the governor has relieved Aliyu of his appointment over “unguarded comments”.
He added that the governor respects and takes the judiciary in high esteem and would not condone any disrespect to them.
Dantiye said Yusuf also sacked his special adviser on youth and sports, Aliyu Yusuf.