Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has been linked in the plot to reduce the powers of Kano Emir, Alhaji Mohammad Sanusi II. On Monday, the State House of Assembly began a legislative framework to create four additional Emirate Councils in the State. The draft copy of the bill before the house would elevate the current
Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has been linked in the plot to reduce the powers of Kano Emir, Alhaji Mohammad Sanusi II.
On Monday, the State House of Assembly began a legislative framework to create four additional Emirate Councils in the State.
The draft copy of the bill before the house would elevate the current status of some District Heads to First Class Emirs.
But, the move has divided the legislators, some of whom condemning the move can reduce the powers of Alhaji Sanusi II who is a former Governor of Central Bank and Kano Emir’s influence in the State.
THENEWSPAD reports that the current debate came on the heels of a petition presented to the House by Salisu Ibrahim Chambers, seeking the nod of the legislators to accede to the demand.
The bill was eventually presented on the floor of the House with the lawmakers giving their individual contribution for and against, a debate that took them hectic time to deliberate.
However, with the petition being hotly debated on the floor of the House, 13 legislators have already assented to the petition.
But, a former Speaker of the House, Alhaji Isiyaku Ali Danja, who is from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vehemently resisted the prayer contained in the petition.
He urged his colleagues in the House to maintain the status quo by allowing the existence of one emirate Council to remain.
It was, however, the contention of the petitioner that, the demand it had presented was in consonance with the Kano Emirate Council Amendment Law which the House majority leader, Alhaji Baffa Babba Danagundi concurred with the submission of the petitioners on the existence of the Emirate Council Amendment law.
With the clamour for the creation of additional Emirate Councils in Kano state generating considerable interest, the leadership of the House had adjourned its sitting to today, to give ample time for the lawmakers to further deliberate on the issue with a view to arriving at a unanimous decision.
Recall that there was tension during the immediate past election and the inconclusive election where the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II fell in the bad books of the ruling APC in the State as he was accused of supporting the opposition PDP.
His pictures were destroyed at the Coronation Hall of the government House in Kano by supporters of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who were chanting song calling for his replacement.
This move, if successful can reduce the Emir of Kano’s influence in the State with the creation of four more emirs like him.
Sitting was adjourned its sitting to today for further continuation of the debate.