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GC Posted On: Mar 12, 2020

The presidency has washed President Muhammadu Buhari hands off any involvement in the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi II from as Emir of Kano.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Wednesday described such insinuations as untrue, malicious and politically motivated.

He said:-

“As outlined in the Constitution, the appointment or removal of emirs and other traditional leaders is strictly within the jurisdiction of state governments. It is unfair and disingenuous of opposition politicians to try to link the situation in Kano State to the federal government and the Nigerian President.

“Although a retired General and former Military Head of State, President Buhari clearly understands that under the current democratic dispensation, the government at the centre cannot read instructions or twist the arms of all or any of the 36 state governments making up the federation. They all have their powers specified under the Constitution.

“President Buhari commends the people of Kano for keeping calm in the past few days of the dethronement announcement. He prays that the will of Allah will be done at all times and that the emirate/state and its people continue to experience progress irrespective of who is on the throne,” he said.


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