Frank Ikpefan, Abuja
A former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has denied appointing an ex-governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi II as Emir of Kano to spite former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Kwankwaso was replying to feedback attributed to Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State that he (Kwankwaso) appointed Sanusi II to spite ex-President Jonathan
Ganduje had stated on the presentation of a ebook on Jonathan that Sanusi was not the very best man for the throne on the time he was appointed in June 2014, saying that the deposed Emir was appointed to spite the previous President.
The governor additionally stated Sanusi was faraway from workplace to avoid wasting the system and the standard establishments.
Nonetheless, Kwankwaso in a press release signed by his Principal Personal Secretary, Muhammad Ali, defined that the appointment and coronation of Sanusi as Emir of Kano adopted due course of and was completed in tandem with the Kano Emirate’s legislation.
The previous governor added that the selection of Muhammad Sanusi II was made amongst different contestants as a result of he (Sanusi) loved the goodwill of the folks and probably the most educated in each Islamic and western schooling.
The assertion reads: “Governor Ganduje’s desperation to acquire the $1.eight billion mortgage and the previous Emir’s criticism of the mortgage is what fueled the removing of Emir Sanusi II.
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“It had nothing to do with former President Jonathan. It’s common information that the Emir was too progressive for Gov. Ganduje’s liking and that was precisely why after his unlawful removing and the dismemberment of the Kano Emirate Council, he appointed Emirs that won’t query his ill-advised choices even when they’re in opposition to the curiosity of the state and its folks.
“To set the information straight, the appointment and coronation of Emir of Kano is a consultative course of that’s guided by legislation and Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso because the then Governor of Kano state is aware of the kind of folks to seek the advice of relating to such important points that border on life-long appointments just like the successor of the late revered Emir Ado Bayero.
“Sen Kwankwaso was in search of a progressive emir that can succeed the late emir and definitely everybody that is aware of Gov. Ganduje will attest that he’s not progressive and therefore that was why Sen. Kwankwaso intentionally refused to seek the advice of him on the selection of Muhammad Sunusi II as new Emir.
“Being a pacesetter with foresight Sen. Kwankwaso is of the view that each time a possibility presents itself to a pacesetter to decide that can be a lifelong appointment one should not make such a call on private sentiments as a result of these sentiments may change after which what occurs to such a call.”