Kano Emirate and inevitable correction of past errors

By Sadiq Aliyu Waziri

The hint by Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso that the incoming Kano administration may revisit the dethronement of HRH Khalifa Muhammadu Sanusi II has permeated the public opinion more than ever.

Astonishingly, a group of individuals have drawn out swords from the sheaths to initiate a fight against the idea of correcting the past in the interest of posterity. They were the people who misled Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje into balkanization of Kano Emirate and the eventual dethronement of Emir Sanusi.

Turning the clock back, when the balkanization and the dethronement were happening, we didn’t keep quiet, we told them it was wrong but they refused to heed, as their sense of reasoning was beclouded by power and influence, forgetting a simple fact of life: power is transient.

Interestingly, time has proven that our stand was not a shot in the dark; we were right on the bottom. Today, those people waste their breath taking the standpoint that two wrongs don’t make a right, confessing Ganduje’s (and obviously theirs) intentional wrong doing in those acts. This confession is already a victory for those who stood and still stand by the truth.

Though calling a spade a spade has now become easy even for people including the hypocrites, we have a strong objection to their condemnation of the incoming administration’s good intention of correcting their intentional errors. This can be likened to a political argument by a loser in Hausa saying, “wane kare ne ba bara ba?” or “kowanne gauta ja ne” after fighting so hard to win in the first place. Why would you support “bare” or “gauta” even though you had the option of supporting none? 

The mischievous clowns have yet another perspective. They claim that bringing Muhammadu Sanusi II back to the throne of Kano Emirate will make it a tradition for governors to dethrone emirs and select those they wish as they come into office. However, the question is: didn’t we tell them the same thing in the past that what they were doing might lead us to where we are now? Nonetheless, they went on and removed Sanusi II for unjustifiable reasons.

The dethroning was insupportable because what he did was only voicing out his opinion against their administration’s plan to borrow a huge sum of money for what he foresaw as a white elephant project and constantly saying that the right thing must be done. Didn’t he have the right to say these things? 

Arguably, one of the purposes of Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf administration is correcting Ganduje’s errors. Some of those errors include the dismantling of Kano Emirate and removing HRH Sanusi II. Better days are, therefore, await the good people of Kano, in sha Allah. 

Sadiq Aliyu Waziri, writes from Kano.

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