👤 Adenike Lucas, Editor DENISAURUS News
Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa says Abdullahi Umar Ganduje does not mean well for Kano.
The comment was made hours before king makers including Madakin Kano, the district head of Dawakin-Tofa dragged the incumbent Governor to court over the creation of four additional emirates in the state.
Kano, a unique state with history dating up to 200 years has one tradition ruler. The plot to remove the current Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II, who was crowned on 8 June 2014, began to circulate in the media space moments after the Governor was re-elected on 23 March 2019.
Although, the plan was not successful, the Kano State House of Assembly have been able to create four new emirates in the state.
Despite court orders preventing him from installing emirs in Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi, Governor Ganduje went ahead to present them with their staff of office.
A court sitting in Ungogo today declared the appointment of the new emirs as illegal.
Commenting on the case, Mr Dawakin-Tofa, spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party Governorship candidate in Kano said “we will not want to watch the history and heritage of Kano being destroyed overnight.”
Mr Dawakin- Tofa said no one should be allowed to use this political crisis to mar the situation in the state. However, as the opposition who neither represents the emirate nor the Kano state government, his message is simple: “Kano is going to smile again whenever we reclaim our mandate from the court.”
“This man (Governor Ganduje) does not mean well for Kano and its people. Which is why we contested against him, to make sure Kano is back to the glorious old days,” he went on to add.
In an interview with DENISAURUS News, Mr Dawakin-Tofa gave supporters of his boss more assurance of their victory in days to come
For the people of Kano who supported Abba Kabir Yusuf, he wants them to “remain calm.”
“The biggest thing we require from supporters is for them to remain calm. They should pray for the successful verdict in the court.
“We call on the prayer of our supporters, that is all we require at the moment. Because they have done so well during the electioneering campaign, when they came out en-masse to vote for Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf.
“The Nigerian judiciary is independent, and its independence cannot be compromised. Everybody saw what transpired in Kano during the elections, so we are very optimistic.”