Kano Civil Society Forum Disassociates from Call to Dethrone Sanusi

Kano Civil Society Forum on Friday wrote to the governor of Kano State, disassociating itself from the call for the dethronement of the emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The forum held that the civil society group behind the call neither represented their position nor share their views on the lingering crisis in the state while describing the call for the dethronement of the monarch as “evil, destructive, selfish, anti Kano people and anti peace.”

According to the letter, which was signed by Ibrahim Waiya and M. K. Adam Rano, the president and PRO of the forum respectively, they maintained that, “If this apparition group genuinely represents the civil Society organizations, their energy must have been centered on promoting peace and unity, promotion of good governance, socio-economic development, promoting the welfare and wellbeing of the good people of Kano”

It declared boldly that, “Their collective and unapologetic position that the two exalted personalities in the State, which are the Executive Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and the Emir of Kano Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi, are two important leaders we hold in high esteem and equally respect.

“It is our un-repentant belief that, should the two leaders work in unity and harmony, and placing the interest of the Kano People above all other interest, Kano would surely remain peaceful, prosperous and developed.

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They tasked the governor to apply acumen, his vast skills of life experience and a sense of maturity to find an amicable way of resolving the lingering emirate creation altercation between himself and the emir.

They also asked the governor to cut short the drama of some gluttonous and egotistical people who take advantage of the situation for personal gains, adding that Kano deserves a purposeful leadership devoid of any distraction at the moment.

They urged “the DSS and other security agencies to fish out one Ibrahim Ali, the signatory to the letter addressed to the governor and investigate the civil society coalition he claimed to represent, for misguiding and impersonation.

Judicialsketch.com recalls that earlier on Friday, the emir has written to the governor to assert his acceptance of his appointment as the chairman of the newly created state emirate council of chiefs, thereby ending all the insinuations that he may eventually be dethroned if he declined the position.

What is left to be seen is the status of all the pending suits in the state high courts challenging the creation of the four new emirates and even the council of chiefs.

James Obi: James Obi hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the social sciences, and has worked as a correspondent for various Nigerian national dailies for over a decade.
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