Kano assembly begins fresh probe of Emir Sanusi

The Kano State House of Assembly has set up a panel to investigate the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II over petitions submitted to it.

The chairman of Local Government and Emirates Committee, Zubairu Hamza had informed the assembly that he received petitions by the Head of the Kano State Society for The Promotion of Education and Culture Muhammad Bello-Abdullahi and a resident of Ja’en quarters in Gwale local government since Monday.

The petitioners accused the emir of conducts that are disgraceful and contrary to the culture of the people of Kano. They also presented CD plates as evidence to support their petitions.

The assembly constituted a committee headed by the Deputy Speaker Hamisu Chidare and seven others to investigate the emir and report back to the house in seven days.

This is the second time the Kano assembly is setting up a committee to investigate the emir. The firs was in 2017 after a letter from Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Already, Ganduje has created four additional emirates in Kano State, which was interpreted by many as an attempt to whittle the influence of Sanusi for allegedly working against his reelection in 2015.

Since then there have been efforts to reconcile the emir and the governor, including by billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote, who is from the state.

Only last month, President Muhammadu Buhari said he refused to ‘interfere’ in the feud between Ganduje and Sanusi because he lacks that power under the Nigerian constitution.

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