Emirship Battle: Kano Deputy Gov Apologises, Retracts Allegations against NSA Ribadu

Emirship Battle: Kano Deputy Gov Apologises, Retracts Allegations against NSA Ribadu

  • Kano state deputy governor, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam, issued a formal apology to the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, retracting all his allegations
  • The deputy governor admitted they were misled into making the accusations against Ribadu and acknowledged the error
  • The deputy governor, therefore, called on President Bola Tinubu to thoroughly investigate the events surrounding the Kano Emirship dispute

Kano, Kano state - Kano state deputy governor, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam, has issued an apology to National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu for a previous statement in which he accused Ribadu of providing security cover for the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, to re-enter the city and cause unrest.

The apology was made during a press conference at the Government House in Kano early Monday morning, May 27, 2024.

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Kano deputy gov appologises to NSA Nuhu Ribadu
Deputy governor of Kano state Aminu Abdussalam apologises to NSA Nuhu Ribadu for previous allegations Photo credit: Obono/Governor's Twitter
Source: Twitter

He said:

“We apologize to the National Security Adviser, his person, and office for any embarrassment and inconveniences this might have caused him.”

As reported by TVC news on its X page, the deputy governor admitted that they had been misled into making the allegations against Ribadu, stating:

The deputy governor stated they were initially shocked when Ribadu’s name was mentioned in the plot to reinstate the deposed Emir in Kano using the federal government’s influence.

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The deputy governor noted that given Ribadu's pedigree and integrity, he would never deny the plot or his involvement if he were part of it.

He said:

“We are humans and can err at any time...
“We were really worried and shocked when we found out that he was not behind the plan to forcefully impose a dethroned Emir on Kano, so we apologize,”

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Kano: Ribadu speaks on “assisting” dethroned Emir Bayero's return

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nuhu Ribadu reacted to the recent brawl between the Kano state government and the deposed emir of Kano, Ado Bayero.

Ribadu denied facilitating the return of Bayero to the state after Governor Abba Yusuf dethroned him.

Bayero had returned to the ancient city of Kano on Saturday morning, May 25 and then moved into a palace in Nassarawa LGA of the state.

Proofread by Kola Muhammed, journalist and copyeditor at Legit.ng

Source: Legit.ng

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