President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that he would not get involved in the disagreement between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
Naija News recalls that the Emir of Ningi, Alhaji Yunusa Danyaya, had during the week asked Buhari to intervene in the dispute between Ganduje and Emir Sanusi.
Reacting in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said the Nigeria constitution does not permit him to get involved in the dispute.
He said: “I know my role as the President of Nigeria.
“By the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Governor of Kano State has his own roles, once a matter is in the hands of the House of Assembly (like in Kano), the President has no constitutional right to interfere.”
President Buhari also maintained that he had sworn to uphold the constitution of Nigeria and that is what he intends doing.
“But let me tell you the bottom line of my understanding of the constitutional role is that peace and security of all Nigerians must be guaranteed,” Buhari said.
Buhari added that where lives of the citizens are threatened he will use his constitutional powers.