Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso (PDP-Kano Central) has condemned Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s plan to create four additional emirates from the present Emirate in Kano.
Naija News reports that the Kano State House of Assembly at the plenary on Monday began a move to create four emirates following a petition by one Ibrahim Salisu.
There were reports on Tuesday that the move and an investigation of some aides of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, were aimed at whittling down the powers of the traditional ruler and ultimately depose him.
Reacting through his media aide, Binta Spikin, Kwankwaso berated the plan by the Kano State Government to split the emirate into four.
According to the former governor, only the people of the state, through the state House of Assembly, could demand such.
She said, “On the emirate, he (Kwankwaso) does not support the splitting of Kano Emirate it is the heritage of the Kano people. If there should be such a move to split the emirate, the senator is of the opinion that it should come from the people; the people should be the ones who should complain about anything, then the state House of Assembly could take action.
“But, this one is from nowhere in particular because the same people who submitted a petition to the House could not really be identified. Who are those people? They don’t form a fraction of Kano, so they cannot on any grounds speak for the whole of Kano State.”