Kano Gov wants to divide powers of emir of Kano
A local newspaper has said there is a move aimed at weakening the power of Kano Emirate by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who has sought the approval of the state House of Assembly to create more emirates in the state.
The report said insiders said the governor is on collision course with the emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi following the emir’s alleged support for the opposition PDP candidate in the last governorship election, Abba Yusuf.
A similar move was made about four decades ago by the late former governor of Kano State, Abubakar Rimi, when he created more emirates in the early 80s to settle scores with the late Emir Ado Bayero. But the emirates did not last long as the succeeding administration of Sabo Bakinzuwo dissolved them in 1983.
At today’s plenary, the Speaker of the Kano House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum read a letter signed by one Ibrahim Salisu and others, seeking the creation of new emirates in Karaye, Bichi, Rano and Gaya.