Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has stated that he has no regret appointing the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in his statement prayed that God would “save Kano State and indeed the whole country from the present quagmire that we found ourselves”.
He noted that the appointment and coronation of the Emir of Kano involves a consultative process that is guided by the law and as the governor of the state then, he knew whom to reach out to when it concerns issues like this.
Kwankwaso stated this while reacting to the statement of Governor Ganduje during the public presentation of a book entitled, ‘Dear President Goodluck Jonathan (An Open Letter),” written by a former Managing Editor of the Daily Times Newspaper, Bonaventure Melah.
Ganduje had at the event held in Abuja, said he dethroned Sanusi in March 2020, to save the traditional institution from abuse.
The former Governor in a statement released through his Principal Private Secretary, Muhammad Inuwa, entitled: ‘Ganduje and the blabbering of an impostor’, said he opted for the ex-CBN governors because he was looking for a progressive Emir that would succeed Ado Bayero.
He said, “Certainly, everyone that knows Governor Ganduje will attest that he (Ganduje) is not progressive and hence that was why Kwankwaso deliberately refused to consult him on the choice of Muhammad Sanusi II as new Emir.”
“If not for the colossal standing of Goodluck Jonathan, Ganduje’s presence at the event would have affected what is otherwise a fantastic gathering of respectful Nigerians.”
“We were therefore not surprised, given Governor Ganduje’s reputation for shamelessness that he attended such an event merely to spread lies and mischief with regards to the coronation and the subsequent illegal dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.”
“Therefore, the choice of Muhammad Sanusi II was made among other contestants because he is the most knowledgeable in both Islamic and western education.”
“He is the most experienced and enjoys a tremendous amount of support and goodwill from the kingmakers, the Emirate council, and indeed the good people of Kano state; this was what informed his appointment.”