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Emir of Kano: Why Kwankwaso Insists On Sanusi Lamido

Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwakwaso

Unknown to many, the resolve by the government of Kano State to install his father, Alhaji Musa Sale-Kwankwaso as the Wazirin Kano (a status of Prime Minister) has been the root of the ongoing crisis in Kano over the choise of the Former governor of CBN, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano, Newspot Nigeria can report.

Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwakwaso

Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwakwaso

Fresh reports from the ancient city of Kano currently boiling over the announcement of Sanusi Lamido as the Emir are indicating that Kwankwaso prefer the former CBN governor as Emir because only him can facilitate the installation of his father as Wazirin Kano.

An insightful account given to our correspondents on the raging crises in Kano by some top indigenes also indicated that the Kano state governor had earlier rejected the appointment of Dr Muhammed Nasir Chief Imam Waje Central Mosque, Kano as the Wazirin Kano.

Before his death two weeks ago, the late Emir, Ado Bayero had installed Nasir as Wazirin Kano to replace the former one, Sheik Isah Waziri who had died earlier.

According to reports, Kwankwaso has not allowed the appointment of Nasir as Wazirin Kano to stand as he called for reversal, while working to assist his father to take over the Chieftaincy stool.

From indications, the new Emir is expected to crown Alhaji Musa Kwankwaso as the Wazirin Kano if allowed to settle down in office, a reason the state governor would continue to stick to him.

Kwankwaso’s father had earlier in the year, escaped death when gunmen invaded his village, Kwankwaso in Madobi Local government area of Kano, killing three persons with 12 others injured.

The gunmen attacked a mosque in Kwankwaso, where the governors father; the District Head of Madobi and others were holding night prayers, according to reports.

A statement to this effect by the Kano State Police Command read, “The District Head of Madobi and father to the State Governor, Alhaji Musa Sale Kwankwaso, who was also in the congregation, escaped unhurt.

“Although the attack was repelled by policemen who were in the congregation, three persons were killed and 12 others sustained various degree of injuries,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the police spokesman as saying in the statement”.


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