The people of Wudil community s in Kano state have declared their loyalty to the state and not Gaya emirate as listed in the newly passed emirates law.
Speaking to journalists in Wudil, the secretary Wudil joint stakeholders, Baba Sani Wudil, said that the creation of the four new emirates was done without the consent of the good people of Wudil.
Sani-Wudil said the move by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in the creation of the emirates is contrary to the traditional provision of the long preserved history of the area.
“We didn’t solicit for it in the first place and when the government decided to create the new emirates, the people of Wudil were not consulted," Sani-Wudil said.
Stating that the people of Wudil are sure that the new law if allowed to persist will no doubt erase our long preserved historical background, Sani-Wudil said the people of Wudil will not allow that to happen.
"We believe the traditional institution has a long history and that is what gives us our identity. We are the Jobawa and we want Governor Ganduje to know that.
“This is also to state here that, all stakeholders in Wudil pledges their loyalty to Kano and not Gaya emirate,” he said.
He said that the people of Wudil will present their stand before all relevant authorities for consideration as the stakeholder is willing to explore all avenues provided by the Nigerian law to see that Wudil remains in Kano and not Gaya as the new law on the creation of the emirates stipulated.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that there are indications that an ongoing probe by the state government’s anti-corruption agency could lead to charges being filed against the the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Sanusi’s status as the only first class emir in the state was whittled when the state government balkanized the emirate, carving out four new emirates and appointing first class emirs to rule them.
Legit.ng gathered that the exercise which lasted only two days, fuelled speculations that the government was going after the emir over his rumoured support for the opposition during the recently concluded governorship election.
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