Kano Politics Heats Up: New Emir, Old Accusations as Ganduje Faces Criticism



Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has on Friday stated the reason why the Kano State government reinstated HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 16th Emir of Kano, fingering Ganduje.

Governor Yusuf said Sanusi II was victimized in 2019.

He stated this during the event to present the letter of appointment to the reinstated Emir at the government house.

Governor Yusuf said the emirate council law 2019 by the immediate past governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje balkanized the old Kano Emirate.

He called on the reinstated Emir to use his leadership to unite the emirate and the state as a whole.

“Our respected father, the Emir of the people, Your Highness, I am highly delighted and feel happy to see the history of this event. Today, I am going to proceed with the letter of reinstatement to the Emir of Kano.

“We had a series of meetings with the kingmakers yesterday, extensive discussions with the Speaker, and we also sat with all the heads of security. At the end of the day, we all gathered in the chamber where I received the bill that repealed the former law, and we signed the new law repealing all the appointments.

“We did that out of our convictions and belief that this gentleman was victimised in 2019. We all feel that we must restore what is due to the good people of the state.

“Let me use this opportunity to humbly thank the Speaker and all members of the House for your determination and respect for the rule of law. It shows your interest in the welfare of the people of the state.”

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