Ganduje’s action is believed to be political. The move was said to be targetted at Sanusi who reportedly worked against his reelection.
Two days before Ganduje gave assent to the bill on the creation of new emirates, a government official had told TheCable that the governor was determined to either remove Sanusi or whittle down his influence.
“We are taking Kano to the next level and we need the active participation of the traditional system, especially in the areas of education, security, agriculture,” he said.
“By decentralising the emirate, we followed history. Years back, the situation was not that.”
He insisted that he had no personal score to settle with Sanusi, whom he said ought to be reporting to a local government chairman.
“So, it is not vendetta, I am not against him (Sanusi). In fact, he is supposed to be reporting to the local government chairman according to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
“It is the local government chairman that is supposed to discuss issues with him, not the governor.”