Following reports making rounds in the media that President Muhammadu Buhari had fore knowledge of the ongoing development in Kano state, the Buhari Media Organization has said the president knew nothing about the development.
In an announcement signed by its director Mr Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Mr Cassidy Madueke, and made available to Ripples Nigeria, the association said hints that President Buhari knew about the development was shoddy blackmail targeted at cutting him down.
The moment President Buhari was asked about the bribery allegations against Abdullahi Ganduje.
He said that It is modest political extortion for anybody to state or intimate that President Muhammad Buhari had prior-information of the arrangement by the Kano State Government to trim down the power of the Emir of Kano by making four new Emirates. The group additionally expressed that hints that President Buhari ought to have mediated in the issue was out of place.”
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Suggestions that President Muhammadu Buhari ought to have mediated in the issue are lost, uncalled for and misled as the President has no constitutional power to intercede in the process since it is absolutely a State matter, as the constitution is sure about the demarcation of the forces of the President and State Governors”.
In the meantime, BMO has encouraged the media to report the issue as appropriate, clearing the constitutional position of the President over the matter.
Stating their associates in the predominant press outlets should report the issue precisely by evidently clarifying that the President can’t choose who turns into an Emir,
or then again take part in making emirates and chiefdoms in any state of the federation on account of the constitution plainly vests that power in State Assemblies and State Governors, the BMO has stressed.
It likewise advised the real resistance in the nation, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the issue.” The PDP has reliably and improperly attempted to drag the President into issues that worry the states just,
while they should realize that it isn’t passable for him to go past his constitutional powers and get engaged with issues over which he has no legitimate ideal to assume any job.
It anyway cleared up that It is similarly shameless and out of line for any ideological group, gathering or individual to derive that the President ought to have interceded in the issue, which is absolutely a State undertaking”.
Review that the Kano State House of Assembly a week ago passed a bill altering the Kano State Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs law which likewise made four extra emirates in the state. The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje promptly marked the bill into Law and initiated four new Emirs at the state capital.