- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's decision to create more emirates in Kano continues to generate reactions across the country
- A former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has berated the governor for his recent move
- Comrade Frank described it as a to destroy a traditional institution which has been in existence since 1805
A former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has berated Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state for the recent bill he signed, describing it as a ploy to destroy a traditional institution which has been in existence since 1805.
Comrade Frank specifically accused the governor of signing a political vendetta bill which he said is aimed at making the Kano Emirate under Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi irrelevant.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, May 10, Comrade Frank said it is gradually becoming the policy of the APC administration to clamp down on traditional rulers.
He made references to similar occurrences in Oyo and Kaduna states.
He said the traditional institutions across the country should not fail to condemn the latest development, adding that "It is Emir Sanusi today, it may be Sultan of Sokoko tomorrow."
According to Frank, Emir Sanunsi did not commit any crime apart from being outspoken in action and in words against anti-peoples policies of the APC administration both at the federal and the state levels.
“For political reasons, Governor Ganduje has dismembered the respected Emirate to prove a point, but the governor should know that the evil men do, live after them.
“I am strongly believe that God will vindicate Emir Sanusi the way He has done to Olubadan of Ibadan. One of the things that make Kano state thick is the Kano Emirate but for selfish reason, Ganduje has chosen to destroy the cultural heritage of Kano people.
“If I were Ganduje's adviser, I would have advised him to learn from his in-law, the outgoing Governor Ajimobi before it is too late,” Comrade Frank stated.
The political activist, however called on traditional rulers, especially Emirs in the Northern region and all Nigerians not to keep quite in the face of what he called injustice against Emir Sanusi, adding that if the APC governors are not called to order, such may soon become a policy across states.
“It is a typical case of throwing the baby away with the bath water. This system that has become the order of the day under APC administration, cannot hold for too long.
“No matter how anybody feels about Emir Sanusi, injustice does not have two names, it is Sanusi today, it may be any other Emir tomorrow. Sanusi is not timid, Sanusi is a world class modern Emir, too enlightened beyond the reach of the tenant and mediocre in Kano government house.
“Ganduje should know for a fact that four years will come and go but history will not be kind to him forever,” Comrade Frank warned.
Comrade Frank, however, congratulated Emir Sanusi for his recently announced appointment by the United Nation, describing him as a god without honour at home.
The clerics include commander-general of Hisbah, Aminu Daurawa; chairman of Kano state Pilgrims Board, Abba Koki.
The two others are Abubakar Kandahar, permanent commissioner I at Shariah Implementation Agency, and permanent commissioner II at Zakkah and Hubsi commission, Nazifi Inuwa.
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