WED, MARCH 11 2020-theG&BJournal- President Muhammadu Buhari has no involvement whatsoever in the dethronement of HRH Muhammadu Sanusi 11 from the position of Emir of Kano, all such insinuations are untrue, malicious and politically motivated, Garba Shehu, Spokesperson to the President said Wednesday in Abuja.
He said the President has no 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.
Shehu said, as outline in the Constitution, the appointment or removal of emirs and other traditional leaders is strictly within the jurisdiction of state governments.
‘’It is unfair and disingenuous of opposition to try to link the situation in Kano State to the fedralo government and the Nigerian President.’’
‘’Although a retired General and former Military Head of State, President Buhari clearly understands that under the current democratic dispensation, the government at the centre cannot read instructions or twist that arm of all or any of the 36 state government making up the federation. They all have their powers specified under the constitution.’’