Reasons Why We Chose Malam Sanusi Lamido As Our New Emir – Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso   Leave a comment

Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (left) receiving his letter of
appointment from Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso at Government
House, Kano yesterday.. Kano emir says no intra-family dispute
. Private jets barred from Kano airport
. Protesters block road to emir’s palace

Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso yesterday opened up on why Malam
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was chosen as the new Emir of Kano
among the three princes who jostled for the throne.
Sanusi, a former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, was
appointed on Sunday. He beat the two other contenders who
were on the kingmakers’ nomination list, namely District Head of
Gwale Alhaji Sanusi Ado Bayero and Wamban Kano Alhaji Abbas

Protests erupted after the new emir’s name was
announced, with bonfires being set up on some streets in Kano.
Speaking during the presentation of letter appointment to the
new emir, the Kano State governor said Sanusi was chosen
because of his exposure, competence and experience. “God in
his infinite mercy the name of his royal highness, Sanusi Lamido
Sanusi, was among the three people nominated by the
kingmakers,” Kwankwaso said, denying reports that Sanusi’s
name was not on the list submitted by the kingmakers.

“We chose him because of his exposure, competence,
experience and having lineage to the throne, as the culture and
the norms of the emirate provided, the Kano state government
decided to select him as the new emir of Kano.”

As you have seen and heard, our meeting of yesterday
(Sunday) June 8 followed the previous one held on Saturday June 7, with the kingmakers where we decided to meet again yesterday, Sunday.
But some enemies of this state and our government went before we even met and politicised this issue and aired it on television and radio stations when we didn’t even sit down and discuss the contestants to the throne.

“My attention was drawn to the development when we are about
to enter into meeting with these kingmakers who guided me and
in my capacity as the governor of Kano State. I studied their
recommendations and selected His Royal Highness Sanusi
Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano.”
Kwankwaso said the
appointment had nothing to do with politics, as is being alleged.

“Some people thought the appointment of emir is politics when
it is not. Only Allah knows who has large number of supporters
among those that indicated interest on the throne because this
doesn’t require a vote as done in electing a governor,”
he said.

“The laws and rules of selecting an emir don’t require the people
to cast their vote. It is the kingmakers that will advise the
governor, and the governor as Allah wishes has selected the one
chosen by Allah as the emir.”
Kwankwaso called on the district
head, village and wards heads to accept the appointment as the
will of Allah.

The governor also announced that the government has built a
new home to relocate the family of the late emir Ado Bayero
from the palace. “Our government has built a house for the late
emir’s family in Sharada quarters and today the commissioner
of works will hand over the keys to the family of the late emir for
those that are interested in living in the house,” he said. “We are
ready to build new structures in the palace for family members
of the late emir that wishes to stay in the palace. We are ready
to do anything possible to ensure that the family of the late
monarch lives comfortably with dignity.”

On the protest over the selection of the new emir, Kwankwaso
said, “I am advising those paying these young children to be
setting bonfires on the street as it is not a good thing to do. “For
the past 20 years that I am in politics and having governed the
state twice I never sponsored somebody to be a thug. We are
warning them to desist from doing so. “Some people are saying
that His Highness name wasn’t in the list, I will like to inform
them that his name was not only in the list but among the top
names in that list.


Posted June 10, 2014 by SIRNEYO in NEWS

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