The Kano State Government has reacted to the appointments given to the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II by the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
Recall that in less than 24 hours, El-Rufai appointed Sanusi as the vice chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency(KADIPA), as well as the Chancellor of the state-owned university.
But the Kano State Government said the Kaduna State Governor, El-Rufai, was free to give any appointment to the deposed Emir.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Alhaji Salihu Yakasai, in an interview with The PUNCH, said the state government did not harbour any ill-feeling towards the appointments given to Sanusi, adding that the state government was not bothered about the appointments.
According to Yakasai, “As far as we are concerned, the Kaduna State Government is at liberty to give the deposed Emir of Kano any appointment it feels like giving him.
“It is the prerogative of the Kaduna State Government to do whatever it likes and that does not bother the Kano State Government. So as far as we are concerned, Governor El-Rufai is at liberty to give the deposed Emir any appointment.”
Ex-Emir wouldn’t have been removed if Buhari intervened –Abdulsalami
A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said if President Muhammadu Buhari had intervened in the crisis between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammdu Sanusi II, the latter would not have been removed.
Abubakar in an interview with Voice of America(VoA) Hausa Service, , said the committee set up to resolve the dispute between Ganduje and Sanusi met with Buhari, the governor and the Emir.
He said: “We met with the Emir and the governor separately, then we met them together. We tried to mediate. All I can say is that there was a misunderstanding and satan got involved.
“The governor had the yam and the knife in this matter because the Emir is under him.
“I can’t say whether or not President Buhari intervened because I was not in Nigeria. But before I left, we went to him with our report and we discussed. I cannot say whether he intervened or not but if he intervened, it would be surprising we will be where we are now. But no matter what, if Allah says a thing will happen, there is nothing anybody can do.”