Emir Sanusi II (left) and Gov. Ganduje

Kano Emirates: Madobi youths slam Ganduje, pledge loyalty to Emir Sanusi

NEWS DIGEST–Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, may have since Balkanized the historical Kano traditional emirate by creating four additional others out of it.

But the controversial action has only succeeded in making the Youths of Madobi town to join other pressure groups and associations in Kano, to also pledge their unalloyed loyalty to the embattled Emir.

In a press release obtained by NewsDigest, which was signed by the Madobi Concerned Citizens Forum (MCCF’s) Secretary-General, Mr. Balarabe Musa, the Forum expressed displeasure over the action of the government, describing it as “ill-advised and pure ‘political vendetta’ orchestrated by the Governor who thinks the Emir was against his re-election bid and Government”.

Musa, said their Forum, had last Wednesday received with great shock, the news of a Bill passed by the Kano State House of Assembly on the creation of four additional new emirates in the State, namely Rano, Karaye, Bichi and Gaya Emirates.

They said, in the release: “Despite the brouhaha the Bill generated, the wanton controversy surrounding it, and how it will negatively affect the social, cultural, economic and political interests of the good people of Kano state, our ‘rubberstamp’ State Assembly lawmakers went ahead and speedily passed the Bill within two days, without first conducting any public hearing.

“But regardless of the legislators’ hilarious theatric, and the Governor’s jet-like speed of appointing and subsequently coronating four emirs for the new emirates, we once again pledge our unconditional allegiance and unwavering loyalty to the legendary Kano Emirate and His Royal Highness (HRH), Mallam Muhammadu Sunusi II.”

They advised the Governor to disregard those who prodded him on to embark on the “Sanusi-Must-Be-Dealth-With” mission, saying he should expeditiously reverse the creation of the additional emirates in the interest and progress of the State.

NewsDigest also gathered that the Wudil Community Stakeholders (WCS) also expressed their reservation on the splitting of Kano emirate by the State Government, while declining to join the newly-created Gaya Emirate.