The splitting of the Kano Emirate by the immediate past administration of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is to be revisited.
The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Pelops party (NNPP) in 2023 general elections, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, made this declaration on Thursday night in Kano.
After splitting the emirates, Ganduje dethroned the then Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Kwankwaso, who is the leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement, shortly after Abba Kabir Yusuf was installed as the governor of the state on May 29, 2023, said the review of the dethronement and balkanisation of the emirate would be carried out.
“Honestly it is one of the things that nobody has sat with me to discuss so far but I am sure we are going to sit and see how to go about it. Is it going to be allowed, demolished, corrected, or whatever? It will be revisited, and what’s supposed to be done will be done.
“There were a lot of things and this was a trap. All these things were not done in good faith or intention. It was brought with some bad intentions which every one of you here and our listeners are aware of.
“Sometimes you come with things that are good and they turn out to be bad while sometimes you bring bad things and they turn out to be good. So, all I know is that I was not consulted as of now but definitely, we will come to discuss and see what should be done.”
In another development, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kano, Alhajj Alhassan Yaryasa, has warned governor Yusuf not to sack the five emirs in the state.
Yaryasa, who is a former coordinator of the Tinubu Campaign Organisation for Kano South, said the advice was necessary in the interest of peace following recent calls on the governor to dissolve the Emirates by some people who are bent on causing trouble in the state and creating disaffection between the government and the people of the Emirates.
He said if the Emirates are scrapped, it would not augur well for the state, adding that it would be greeted with stiff resistance, especially from the people of the Emirates.