Coalition backs Kano government on Emir Sanusi’s return

Coalition of Opposition Federal Lawmakers from different political parties under the G-60 enlarged platform comprising PDP, LP, NNPP and others, has urged the Federal Government (FG) to steer clear and allow the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadh Sanusi II to reign peacefully.

The G-60 stressed that FG should not destabilize the already fragile North-western State by wobbling in the chieftaincy affairs of the state’s Emirate, which is internal and within the purview of the Kano State government.

The G-60 threw their weight behind the Kano government for the reinstatement of the Emir. G-60 referred to the removal and banishment of Emir Sanusi II as an attack and desecration of the revered ancient traditional institution.

The lawmakers spoke in a statement issued after a closed-door meeting by the Central Steering Committee of the Opposition Coalition attended by legislators from the larger G-60; compromising Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) and Labour Party (LP).

The statement jointly signed by Hon. Obi Aguocha (LP) and Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere (PDP) read: “We members of (G-60) Opposition Coalition met, examined and deliberated on the developments in Kano State regarding the reinstatement of Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

“We therefore resolved that the Federal Government should not destabilize Kano State and allow Emir Sanusi reign peacefully as it will be fanning embers of fire for the Federal Government to wobble into the Chieftaincy affairs of state because it does not fall under its Constitutional authority.

“We want to state unequivocally that we are in full and firm support of the Kano State Government’s reinstatement of Emir Sanusi whose removal and banishment was an attack and desecration of the revered ancient traditional institution in the first instance and the collection of this anomaly deserves support of all peace and justice loving Nigerians.

“We were taken aback by the alleged role of some top federal security outfits in facilitating the return of Bayero to the palace by providing him with two private jets but since they had denied the claim, let’s give them the benefit of doubt.

“We can not fold our hands and indeed many Nigerians will not just look away and allow the traditional institution which is repository of our cultural heritage trampled upon by anyone or institution using Federal machinery sustained by taxpayers money.”

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