President Buhari has dissociated himself from the crisis rocking the Kano Emirate which saw Muhammadu Sanusi II dethroned as Emir of Kano.
In a State House press release, the president stated that the appointment and installation of traditional leaders are solely in the hands of State Governments.
Buhari also commended the people of Kano for maintaining calmness in the face of the development.
The statement reads: “President Buhari has no involvement whatsoever in the dethronement of HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II from the position of Emir of Kano. All such insinuations are untrue, malicious & politically motivated.
The President does not have a history of intervening in the affairs of any state in the country, unless the issue at hand is of national consequence. On such matters which impinge on national security, he has a duty of involvement as the law stipulates.
As outlined in the Constitution, the appointment or removal of emirs & other traditional leaders is strictly within the jurisdiction of State Govts. It is unfair & disingenuous of opposition politicians to try to link the situation in Kano to @NigeriaGov
& the Nigerian President.
Although a retired General & former Military Head of State, Pres Buhari clearly understands that under the current democratic dispensation, the government at the centre cannot read instructions or twist the arms of all or any of the 36 state governments making up the federation.
They all have their powers specified under the Constitution.
Pres Buhari commends the people of Kano for keeping calm in the past few days of the dethronement announcement. He prays that the will of Allah will be done at all times, & that the emirate/state & its people continue to experience progress irrespective of who is on the throne”.