Royal ramble: Buhari intervenes in Ganduje, Kano Emir feud

Royal ramble: Buhari intervenes in Ganduje, Kano Emir feud

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend intervened in a power tussle between the political and traditional authorities in the north Central Kano State in Nigeria. An inside source at the presidency as confirming the news, to NEWSPAD press crew. “You know the president hardly interferes in matters of states. But on this issue, the president


President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend intervened in a power tussle between the political and traditional authorities in the north Central Kano State in Nigeria.

An inside source at the presidency as confirming the news, to NEWSPAD press crew.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI PHOTOGRAPHED WITH EMBATTLED EMIR OF KANU, HRH. SANUSI MOHAMMAD AFTER PRIVATE VISIT ON THE FORMER IN STATES HOISE, ABUJA
GOVERNOR ABDULAHHI GANDUJE OF KANO STATE

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

“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,” the source is quoted to have said.

Buhari’s intervention comes on the final day the Kano State government had given to the emir to respond to a query of financial misappropriation and to explain why he should not be suspended.

Reports say the fallout between the two men was due to perceived support of the emir for the main opposition candidate in this years gubernatorial elections which Ganduje won after a supplementary vote to secure his final term in office.

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The Emir, a former Central Bank governor, has had his powers split after Ganduje split the Kano Emirates – which dates back to centuries – into five. He appointed four extra emirs with the same powers as Sanusi.

The development has spurred excitement among admirers of the Emir, including the Kano Emirates.

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