Kano State may finally be witnessing some calm from the political tension that has been perplexing the state for some time now, due to the face-off Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II and the Governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje.
PM News reports that the crisis between both top figures in the state have been put to bed after a meeting was held to reconcile both parties in Abuja.
Mr Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, had in a statement, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano, revealed that richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, and the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, arranged the reconciliatory meeting.
He stated that at the end of the meeting, the two top Kano figures who were hitherto having a rift carried exchange pleasantries with each other.
A part of the statement says:
“As the two leaders met, they congratulated each other for the successful completion of the Ramadan Fast and the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
“Both leaders spoke and urged all Muslims to continue with the good teachings and spirit of the Fasting period of the Month of Ramadan.
“Emir Sanusi seized the opportunity to congratulate Gov. Ganduje for the victory in his second term in office. He also wished the governor successful tenure in office.”
He further stated:
“For a healthier relationship between the two institutions of government and Kano Emirate Council, the dialogues will continue.”
It will be recalled that the rift between the Governor and the Emir had on Thursday, come to a head as the Kano State Government issued a query to Emir Sanusi over alleged misappropriation of N3.4bn by the Kano Emirate Council. The Kano State anti-graft body had also recommended that Sanusi be suspended until investigations are completed.
Before the issue of suspension and query came up, the state government had also created four additional emirates out of Kano.
Before the reconciliation was made public, the tension in the state had been built up to a dangerous point, forcing the Kano State Police Command to ban any form of rally, demonstration, procession or assembly in the state until further notice.
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