Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker, has been condemned by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, for claiming that the lineage of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II can never become Emir in Kano again.
The President-General of the forum, Yerima Shettima, stated that contrary to Junaid’s claim, Sanusi’s children or grandchildren can still become the Emir of Kano.
Shettima while speaking with newsmen noted that Sanusi’s grandfather was an Emir but failed before he got to the throne.
Recall that following the dethronement of Sanusi by the Kano State government, Junaid had declared that the lineage of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria can never become Emir.
Junaid had said, “I don’t believe any line of his family can be emirs again because we have tried them twice and they have been a woeful disaster. He is out of touch of realities in Kano and in the North and none of the people wants to impose themselves on the North.”
Shettima while reacting to Junaid’s statement, he said, “I don’t know the yardstick with which he made that assertion and I don’t think it’s so.”
“His grandfather was an Emir before him, his father didn’t succeed but he succeeded so it’s possible his child or grandchild will become Emir because it’s within their right.”
“It’s politics, we are going to lobby and we have those who still believe that justice should be done in the North.”