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Ganduje’s camp silent as Gov Abba Yusuf reinstates Sanusi as Emir of Kano

There has been a deafening silence in the camp of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, as his successor, Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf reinstated the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on Thursday.

Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, appointed Sanusi to succeed his granduncle, Ado Bayero, as the Emir of Kano in 2014.

However, Kwankwaso’s successor and former ally, Ganduje, had in 2019 assented to a bill passed by the Kano House of Assembly which split the Kano Emirate Council into five emirates, whittling down the powers of Sanusi.

In 2020, the Ganduje administration dethroned Sanusi for disrespecting lawful instructions and banished him to the Loko Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

However, fate smiled on him on Thursday, when the Kano State House of Assembly passed the bill dissolving the emirates created by Ganduje and Governor Yusuf signed the bill into law and reinstated Sanusi as Kano Emir in charge of one big emirate.

Ganduje whose administration Sanusi was dethroned has maintained an unusual silence.

This is as the chief press secretary to the APC chairman, Mr Edwin Olofu, was yet to respond to enquiries by journalists to get his principal’s reaction to the development.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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