“We heard about a Bill sent to the State House of Assembly, requesting them to make a law for the creation of four more Emirs in Kano. We believe the petitioners did it in good faith. And they want the development of the state. “I hope the legislative arm would work on it and forward to me for assent of which I am ready to sign into Law without any waste of time. “That is the popular wish of our people. This will also go a long way in hastening growth and development for the state,” This were the words of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano regarding reducing the power of HRH Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II.
The state House of Assembly passed the bill on Wednesday less than 24 hours after a petition submitted to the House by one Ibrahim Salisu. In defense of the bill Ganduje said “are entitled to their own opinion but we are taking Kano to the next level and we need the active participation of the traditional system, especially in the areas of education, security, agriculture”. He said the emirate was balkanised because Kano State “needs the effectiveness of the traditional rulers. “By decentralising it, we are following history. Years back even before the 800 years you are referring to, the situation was not that.
According to report by SaharaReporters A very credible source familiar with the situation said “it is true, plans are in top gear. The governor felt Sanusi’s call for free and fair elections in the state was an affront on his plans to return to office and that it means he was backing former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso”. “The first plan is that they now want to probe how he (Sanusi II) is spending emirate funds as they did before” the source revealed.
In consonance to what our source revealed, on the May 7th, 2019, the Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission opened a fresh probe on the alleged financial mismanagement in Kano Emirate Council under the watch of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. The commission invited two of the Emirs uncles and brothers to appear before it on Thursday; they are to answer questions on what they know over alleged financial scandal rocking the Kano Emirate Council. The source further told SaharaReporters, the second step is to “pick up the account details and then give it to the media to embarrass Sanusi and use that as a basis to dethrone him”. The third step, “is to create new emirate councils that will serve as a bulwark against the Emir”.
The Governor said that Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II should be reporting to the local government chairman in statement which reads:“So, it is not vendetta, I am not against him. In fact, he is supposed to be reporting to the local government chairman according to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.“It is the local government chairman that is supposed to discuss issues with him, not the governor,”he noted.