President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Friday not to interfere in the recurring dispute between Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Buhari spoke today when he hosted Ganduje, prominent sons of Kano and the newly elected lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress. Emir Sanusi was absent. Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Bichi Ado, one of the new emirates created by Ganduje was present in his royal splendor.
Buhari said: “I know my role as the President of Nigeria. By the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Governor of Kano State has his own roles, once a matter is in the hands of the House of Assembly (like in Kano), the President has no constitutional right to interfere.
“I am here by the constitution, I swore by it, and I am going to stand by it. But let me tell you the bottomline of my understanding of the constitutional role is that peace and security of all Nigerians must be guaranteed, where the people are threatened, then I will use my constitutional powers,” he said.