- The Sultan of Sokoto has been urged to speak up against the creation of new emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in Kano state
- Umar Ardo, a former lecturer and historian said the new creation of emirates will destroy the caliphate
- Ardo said the Emirates were created from the time of Shehu Uthman Dan Fodio and should not be balkanized
A former lecturer and renowned historian, Umar Ardo, has called on the Sultan of Sokoto and other Muslim faithfuls to resist the creation of four new emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state.
Ardo said the creation of additional emirates in Kano state will destroy the caliphate.
He also accused the royal house of aiding and abetting the governor in his actions against the Kano caliphate.
Vanguard reports that Ardo while speaking during an interview over the weekend said the Emirates were created from the time of Shehu Uthman Dan Fodio and should not be balkanized.
“The Sultan, all members of the caliphate, the Muslim ummah and the Fulbe people should not only condemn it but should stand against it.
“The Emirates have already been created from the time of Shehu Uthman Dan Fodio. And if you now start balkanizing them, you are just reducing the prestige and effectiveness of the emirate system. It is the caliphate establishment that is the loser," Ardo said.
Ardo accusing Governor Ganduje of exploiting the royal house against Emir Muhammad Sanusi said the people are destroying the system of which they hope to one day benefit from.
"Some of the members of the caliphate establishment are themselves, instigators of the problem, because they are not in good terms with their cousins who are on the throne.
They are forgetting that they are destroying the system of which they hope to one day benefit from. They are in fact benefitting from it because you do not have to be an emir to benefit from the emirate establishment," Ardo added.
He also warned that Emir Sanusi has done nothing wrong but was only been victimised for his outspokenness.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that 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.
The secretary Wudil joint stakeholders, Baba Sani Wudil, while speaking with journalists in 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.
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