Just in: Buhari Not Involved In Dethroning Sanusi As Emir Of Kano – Garba Shehu
– Buhari Not Involved In Dethroning Sanusi As Emir of Kano, Ganduje and Sanusi war didn’t start today.
President Muhammadu Buhari has no involvement whatsoever in the dethronement of HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II from the position of Emir of Kano.
All such insinuations are untrue, malicious and politically motivated.
The President does not have a history of intervening in the affairs of any state in the country, unless the issue at hand is of national consequence. On such matters which impinge on national security, he has a duty of involvement as the law stipulates.
It is unfair and disingenuous of opposition politicians to try to link the situation in Kano State to the federal government and the Nigerian President.
Although a retired General and fmr. Military Head of State, Pres. Buhari clearly understands that under the current democratic dispensation, the government at the centre cannot read instructions or twist the arms of all or any of the 36 state governments making up the federation.
They all have their powers specified under the Constitution.
President Buhari commends the people of Kano for keeping calm in the past few days of the dethronement announcement.
He prays that the will of Allah will be done at all times, and that the emirate/state and its people continue to experience progress irrespective of who is on the throne.
So, the Ganduje/Sanusi war didn’t start today? The narratives about doing the Ganduje/Sanusi saga are getting more interesting. I just read the account of Eric Teniola, a top journalist and former PUNCH editor who was later to join the Federal Civil Service and worked for about 20 years in the Presidency suggesting long generational family fued that started when the two actors were mere toddlers. Emerging stories have it that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s grandfather, Alhaji Muhammed Sanusi I who was also deposed as Emir of Kano in 1953 had during his short reign jailed Ganduje’s father for embezzlement.