“Removal of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is the sole responsibility of state government based on valid reasons that led to his travail. It is baseless and absolutely not true, therefore to say Presidency has a hand in this development,” says governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state.
According to the governor, Nigerians could recall that, few weeks back His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari made categorical statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu that, he didn’t have any constitutional right to delve into Kano Emirate matters.
The former Emir, the governor added, breached Part 3, Section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019, which, if left unchecked would destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate. “This Law is Kano State Law, not that of the federal government. So there is no point at all in linking this punishment with any other organ apart from Kano state government,” he challenged.
“So I wonder when someone would just appear from somewhere and alleged that the Presidency has a hand in Muhammadu Sanusi’s removal. Reasons behind his dethronement were stated clearly without any ambiguity, ” says Governor Ganduje.
He further clarifies that, whoever links Presidency with this dethronement is either, he has other ulterior motive behind this or he is not in tune with reality.