Former Kano State governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, on Thursday, criticized Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for creating four additional emirates in the state.
Backstory: According to Kwankwaso, Ganduje did not have the right focus when he recently split the Kano Emirates in a move that was allegedly aimed at reducing the influence of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll.
- “I look with dismay at the rate at which priorities are being misplaced. I saw some brand new cars purchased for the said new emirates when some of our schools have been left in shambles.”
- “This people meant no good for Kano people. How could you tamper with their history and their identity without their consent?”
- “I am happy that the PDP gubernatorial candidate has indicated that as soon as justice is done by the court, he will revert to status quo.”
Bottom Line: Ganduje has recently come under fire for his decision to split the Kano Emirate despite court orders to the contrary. Given his history with Kwankwaso, it was expected that the former governor of the State would speak out on the matter, and it is not surprising that he does not support Ganduje’s decision.