The Emir of Ningi in Bauchi State, Yunusa Danyaya, has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the raging dispute between Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Kano Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi.
The emir, who has been on the throne for 42 years, made this call in an interview with journalists.
Mr Ganduje had sponsored legislation that empowers him to create four new emirates in the state and appointed first-class emirs for them. The new law ended the status of the Emir of Kano as the only first-class emir and permanent chairman of the state’s traditional council.
The move generated criticism that Mr. Sanusi was being persecuted for his critical stance on affairs of Kano State government but Mr Ganduje said it was in response to popular demand of the people of Kano.