- Governor Ganduje and Emir Sanusi have reportedly not reached an agreement yet on key issues
- The governor and the traditional ruler have been at loggerhead over political differences
- The governor reportedly insisted that the new emirates have come to stay
Details have emerged on the reconciliation move to douse the growing tension between Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano state and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
There were initial reports that the chairman of the governors’ forum, Kayode Fayemi and Aliko Dangote met with the duo on how to solve the problem.
According to Daily Trust, the tension between the governor and the Emir “led to the cancellation of some of the traditional durbar procession with fears of breakdown of law and order.”
It was reported that the office of the chief of staff to the president and that of the national security adviser helped to broker the meeting that held in Abuja.
Sources privy to the development said the governor said there were no more plans to depose the traditional ruler.
Both parties reportedly agreed that the overall interest of the state remains paramount but were unable to “agree on the key demand of each other.”
Governor Ganduje, however, reportedly insisted that the four new emirates of Bichi, Gaya, Karaye,and Rano and the law backing them have come to stay.
Emir Sanusi also reportedly did not give his word to discontinue the legal battle against the setting up of the new emirates.
A source familiar with the matter said: “The splitting of the emirate is not something for just the current Emir to decide but something which the entire Kano royal family should have a say.”
Meanwhile, Abba Anwar, the spokesperson to the Kano state governor, has dismissed a report stating that Governor Ganduje and Emir of Kano have reconciled their differences.
The governor's aide told Daily Trust on Saturday, June 8, that though a reconciliation meeting between the governor and the emir held on Friday, June 7, the matter had not yet been resolved.
Anwar urged the press to wait for the response of the governor as the dialogue on the resolving the dispute was still ongoing.
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