Kwankwaso shades Ganduje, says no regret appointing Emir Sanusi
Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso says he has no regret appointing Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano in 2014.
Recall that Sanusi was removed as the Emir of Kano in 2019 by Kwankwaso’s successor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who also broke up the Kano Emirate into five.
At a recent book launch attended by former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ganduje said that Sanusi was not fit to be Emir.
He added that Sanusi’s appointment was to spite then-incumbent President Jonathan, who had earlier removed him as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
However, in a Thursday statement through his aide Muhammad Inuwa, Kwankwaso said he stood by his choice of Sanusi as Emir of Kano.
He also described the Emir’s removal as ”
“Certainly, everyone that knows Governor Ganduje will attest that he (Ganduje) is not progressive and hence, that was why Kwankwaso deliberately refused to consult him on the choice of Muhammad Sanusi II as new emir.
“If not for the colossal standing of Goodluck Jonathan, Ganduje’s presence at the event would have affected what is otherwise a fantastic gathering of respectful Nigerians.
“We were, therefore, not surprised, given Governor Ganduje’s reputation for shamelessness that he attended such an event merely to spread lies and mischief with regards to the coronation and the subsequent illegal dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
“Therefore, the choice of Muhammad Sanusi II was made among other contestants because he is the most knowledgeable in both Islamic and western education.
“He is the most experienced and enjoys a tremendous amount of support and goodwill from the kingmakers, the Emirate council, and indeed the good people of Kano state; this was what informed his appointment,” the statement read.