No plan to restore dethroned Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II – Kano Assembly lawmaker

No plan to restore dethroned Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II – Kano Assembly lawmaker

The Kano State House of Assembly has rejected a report making the rounds on social media that the state lawmakers are planning to change the State Emirate Council Law in order to restore the dethroned Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The Assembly also dismissed allegations that it had proposed a move to dethrone the five new Emirs of Gaya, Bichi, Rano, and Karaye in order to give ousted Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II full reign as Emir of Kano.

While addressing journalists on Wednesday after plenary, the majority leader of the house, Lawan Hussaini, described the story as a fake report.

“It’s funny as I read the fake news also and was asked by many people if I were aware of such a plan,‘’ the lawmaker said.

According to the majority leader, those propagating such rumors are persons who do not want peace and tranquility in Kano state.

He stressed that the House, among other activities of the day, approved the governor’s request for the appointment of 20 Special Advisers. Hence, no such legislation was considered by the members of the House.

The lawmakers later adjourned plenary till Monday, June 19, 2023.

On Wednesday, social media was flooded with reports that the Assembly is set to revisit issues surrounding appointment of the new Emir of Kano and the existing emirates through the Kano Emirates Amendment bill 2023 to be read by the majority leader, Lawan Hussaini, member representing Dala constituency, on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

The state has witnessed a series of political upheavals as former governors Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and his successor, Abdullahi Ganduje, renew their rivalry in Kano.

Governor Kabir Yusuf, on his assumption of office, demolished buildings that were regarded as illegal. This has triggered mixed reactions among the citizens.

Angered by the ongoing demolition, Umar Ganduje, said he could have slapped Kwankwaso, if they met one-on-one in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“I know he is in the building but we have not met. Probably if we met, maybe I could have slapped him.” He said.

Kwankaso played down threats by Ganduje to slap him in an interview with BBC Hausa. He said, “I heard that he (Ganduje) said he would have slapped me, but I’m here. He was just confused. These are all my boys politically. They can’t even look at me straight in the face if we meet.”

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