Rabiu Kwankwaso, the former governor of the state of Kano, says he does not regret appointing Muhammad Sanusi as Emir of Kano.
Kwankwaso said this in response to a comment from Abdullah Ganduje, the governor of Kano – Ganduje said that Sanusi is not capable of being an emir.
Speaking at a presentation “Dear President Goodluck Jonathan (open letter)” written by Bonaventure Melah, former editor-in-chief of the Daily Times, Ganduje said Sanusi was appointed in defiance of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
“Sanusi was appointed Emir of Canoe not because he was the godfather to the throne, but to avenge what Jonathan had done to him,” said the governor.
Jonathan suspended Sanusi as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after the economist raised the alarm that $ 20 billion in oil revenue could not be counted.
But in a statement Thursday, Muhammad Inuwa, an aide to Kwankwaso, quoted the former governor as saying that Ganduje is not a progressive.
“Certainly everyone who knows Governor Ganduje will confirm that he (Ganduje) is not progressive and therefore Kwankwaso deliberately refused to consult him on the election of Muhammad Sanusi II as the new emir,” the statement said.
“Were it not for the colossal attitude of Goodluck Jonathan, Ganduje’s presence at the event would have affected what is otherwise a fantastic gathering of respected Nigerians.
“Therefore, we were not surprised, given the reputation of Governor Ganduje because of his shamelessness that he attended such an event only to spread lies and mischief regarding the coronation and subsequent illegal dethronement of the Emir of Cannes, Muhammad Sanusi II.
“Therefore, Muhammad Sanusi II was chosen among other competitors because he is the most experienced in Islamic and Western education.
“He is the most experienced and enjoys the immense support and good will of the creators of the kings, the councils of the Emirates and the really good people of the state of Kano; this is what informed his appointment. “
Ganduje overthrew Sanusi in March.