Why I can’t intervene in Ganduje, Sanusi feud – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has that he could not interfere in the feud between Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi because the Nigerian Constitution barred him from doing.

Dateline Nigeria reports that relationship between Ganduje and Sanusi has gone sour with the former accusing the latter of working against his reelection.

When Ganduje led traditional, political and religious leaders on a visit to President Buhari on Friday, Sanusi was left out. But the Emir of Bichi Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero was there. Bichi is one of the four new Emirates created by Ganduje in what many see as an attempt to whittle the powers of Sanusi.

There have been calls on the president to intervene and help resolve the problem.

President Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity; Garba Shehu, 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.

“I am here by the Constitution, I swore by it, and I am going to stand by it. 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; where the people are threatened, then I will use my constitutional powers.”

The president also advised elected officials to always fulfil their promises to their people to justify the confidence the people reposed in them.

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