Ganduje to Kwankwaso: New emirates have come to stay

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, was confident that the new emirates of Gaya, Rano, Karaye and Bichi he created have come to stay.

Governor Ganduje’s assurance came days after the National Leader of the New Nigerian People Party (NNPP) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, hinted at the plan by the incoming government of the Governor-elect Abba Kabir Yusuf, to revisit the issue surrounding the dethronement of Muhammad Sanusi II, former Emir of Kano and balkanisation of the revered emirate.

Mr Ganduje on Monday told participants at the event marking the International Workers’ Day in Kano that, “We assure you that these emirates were created because of you, because of your progress.”

Recall that the outgoing Kano government had split the Kano emirate into five and subsequently dethroned Emir Sanusi, banishing him to a village in Nasarawa state.

Further, Ganduje said: “Even if we are not in government, we are praying and we will keep praying for God to protect these emirates from all evils. I thank you all,”

“Any of you that visits the headquarters of these new emirates will believe me that we have brought development to these places. These emirates were created for unity, progress, history, and also for the recovery of the reputation of the traditional institutions. We created them to honor the people of these regions.”

“I want to assure you that these emirates are permanent, they have come to stay,” he said.

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