- There have been suggestions that President Muhammadu Buhari should intervene in the travails of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II
- However, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has said that such positions and opinions are unfair and wrong
- The BMO also decried claims that President Buhari foreknew Kano state government's plan to divide the emirate
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has decried the claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was privy to the plan by the Kano state government to create four new emirates all in the bid to reduce the powers of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.
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In a statement signed by its chairman and secretary, Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke respectively, the BMO said it is unfair for anyone to suggest that President Buhari should have intervened in the matter.
BMO said: “Insinuations that President Buhari should have intervened in the matter are misplaced, unfair and misdirected as the President has no constitutional power to intervene in the process because it is purely a State matter.
“It is an internal affair that concerns the Government of Kano State and neither the Federal Government nor the President has any power over it.
“The PDP has consistently and immorally tried to drag the President into matters that concern the states only, whereas they should know that it is not permissible for him to go beyond his constitutional powers and get involved in matters over which he has no legal right to play any role.”
The group also referred to opinion by some media outfits that president should have intervened in the issue as lazy journalism, “as the constitution is clear on the demarcation of the powers of the President and State Governors.
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“Our colleagues in the mainstream media outlets should report the issue accurately by plainly making it clear that the President cannot decide who becomes an Emir, or engage in creating emirates and chiefdoms in any state of the federation because the constitution clearly vests that power in State Assemblies and State Governors.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that there were indications that an ongoing probe by the Kano state government’s anti-corruption agency could lead to charges being filed against Sanusi.
Legit.ng gathered that Sanusi’s status as the only first class emir in the state was whittled when the state government broke the emirate, carving out four new emirates and appointing first class emirs to rule them.
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