A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has urged Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and the state lawmakers to handle with care the allegations levelled against the Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammad Sanusi II.
Frank, who reacted in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, urged Governor Ganduje to overlook some of the perceived excesses of the royal father who he described as a kind of “new generation Emir.”
He also appealed to the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, other traditional leaders in the country, Northern Governors Forum and other elders in the region to intervene and settle the matter amicably.
Frank specifically begged the governor and other top state government functionaries not to promote any move that will lead to the dethronement of the popular Emir, adding that such could become a bad precedence against traditional institutions in the state and the country at large.
He said: “I will call on our traditional fathers to quickly intervene now before this controversy between the state government and the Kano Emirate degenerate into unexpected.
“While I want to make a passionate appeal to our dear Governor Ganduje and the state lawmakers not to exercise their full strength against whatever perceived wrong doings by Malam Sanusi led Emirate in Kano, I believe like other opinion leaders have said that there should be a way to amicably settle the differences.”
He also reminded the state lawmakers and the governor not to forget how Sanusi spoke out the truth during the past administration which later garnered substantial support for the enthronement of APC government in the country.
Comrade Frank also called on the federal government not to keep quiet but intervene to ensure peace and tranquillity between Kano state government and Emir Sanusi-led emirate council.
It would be recalled that the Kano state House of Assembly had set up an eight-man committee to investigate the allegations bordering on his purported misconduct and alleged misappropriation of funds belonging to the Kano Emirate Council.