Buhari denied Orderings Kano Governor to dethroned Sanusi, say is politically motivated


President Muhammad Buhari has debunked the insinuation that he ordered Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to dethroned Sanusi II as Emir of Kano State.

Buhari who debunked the allegations, through Garba Shehu said that his political enemies are the one accusing him of having hand in the issue.

Garba Shahu in a statement title "leave president Buhari out of the Kano emirate issue".

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Said President Buhari has never in history intervene in any state issue in a country.

He said "President Muhammadu Buhari has no involvement whatsoever in the dethronement of HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II from the position of Emir of Kano. All such insinuations are untrue, malicious and politically motivated.

The President does not have a history of intervening in the affairs of any state in the country, unless the issue at hand is of national consequence. On such matters which impinge on national security, he has a duty of involvement as the law stipulates."

Buhari stated clearly that it is enshrined in the constitution that removing and installation of Emir is within the State jurisdiction.

He said "As outlined in the Constitution, the appointment or removal of emirs and other traditional leaders is strictly within the jurisdiction of state governments. It is unfair and disingenuous of opposition politicians to try to link the situation in Kano State to the federal government and the Nigerian President.

"Although a retired General and former Military Head of State, President Buhari clearly understands that under the current democratic dispensation, the government at the centre cannot read instructions or twist the arms of all or any of the 36 state governments making up the federation. They all have their powers specified under the Constitution."

Buhari then thank the people of Kano State for keeping calm despite the whole issue.

He conclude "President Buhari commends the people of Kano for keeping calm in the past few days of the dethronement announcement. He prays that the will of Allah will be done at all times, and that the emirate/state and its people continue to experience progress irrespective of who is on the throne."


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