The Presidency has described the try to hyperlink the dethronement of the previous Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, to President Muhammadu Buhari as malicious and politically motivated.
Former Kano Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Wednesday, in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service, had alleged that President Buhari ordered the dethronement of the previous Emir.
However in an announcement by the Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency stated the President had no hand within the Kano disaster, emphasising that he had not been identified to be meddling in native state affairs.
The Presidency additionally accused political opposition parts of spreading what it described as a ‘politically motivated and untrue insiniations’, saying it’s unfair of the authors of the allegations to unfold such towards the President. It additionally emphasised that points surrounding appointment and management over native conventional authorities had been particularly assigned to the state authorities by the 1999 Structure.
President Muhammadu Buhari has no involvement in any way within the dethronement of HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II from the place of Emir of Kano. All such insinuations are unfaithful, malicious and politically motivated. The President doesn’t have a historical past of intervening within the affairs of any state within the nation, until the difficulty at hand is of nationwide consequence. On such issues which impinge on nationwide safety, he has an obligation of involvement because the regulation stipulates.
As outlined within the Structure, the appointment or elimination of emirs and different conventional leaders is strictly throughout the jurisdiction of state governments. It’s unfair and disingenuous of opposition politicians to attempt to hyperlink the state of affairs in Kano State to the federal authorities and the Nigerian President.
Though a retired Normal and former Army Head of State, President Buhari, clearly understands that underneath the present democratic dispensation, the federal government on the centre can’t learn directions or twist the arms of all or any of the 36 state governments making up the federation. All of them have their powers specified underneath the Structure.
President Buhari commends the folks of Kano for holding calm previously few days of the dethronement announcement. He prays that the desire of Allah shall be achieved always, and that the emirate/state and its folks proceed to expertise progress regardless of who’s on the throne,” the assertion stated.