Buhari Stops Gov. Ganduje From Removing Emir Sanusi


With Agency Reports

Barely 3 weeks after his 2nd term inaugurations, President Muhammadu Buhari sets good example of leadership as he finally intervene in the raging crisis between the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, according to DAILY NIGERIAN report.

There have been calls for the intervention of the president and Northern elders as the estrangement between the governor and the emir raises tension in the state.

Credible sources in the Presidency told DAILY NIGERIAN that the president was unhappy with the development in the state due to widespread condemnation and concerns over imminent security breach.

“You know the president hardly interferes in matters of states. But on this issue, the president had to just interfere,” the source said.

“The president is not happy with the governor for taking the unpopular decision of balkanizing the emirate and making moves to dethrone the emir.

“The president therefore summoned Ganduje on Thursday and directed the Director-General of the DSS to call for emergency meeting with governors of the North West.

“The governors are led by the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, who first met and briefed the president on the matter on Thursday.”

DAILY NIGERIAN also reliably learnt that the emir was also summoned to the emergency meeting along the Madakin Kano, Yusuf Nabahani, on Friday.

Recall that the emir on Wednesday cancelled Hawan Nassarawa durbar in deference to the directive of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, seeking cancellation of the traditional event.

Earlier on Wednesday, the state governor ordered the cancellation of the durbar, citing security reasons.

In a statement by the acting secretary of the Kano Emirate Council on Wednesday night, the emir accepted the governor’s order, and appealed for calm.


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