Why Kwankwaso Quarrels with Kano Emir

The relationship between Kano State governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and new Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II has gone sour. The source of the quarrel, Eyeway gathered, is the Emir’s refusal to dethrone Sardaunan Kano  Ibrahim Shekarau.

Shekarau, currently Nigeria’s minister of education, defeated Kwankwaso in 2003 and went ahead to rule for two terms. In 2011, Kwankwaso returned to office as governor. But he has not been friends with Shekarau, his successor and predecessor in office.

It was gathered that Kwankwaso advised the Emir to dethrone Shekarau and three other district heads. His refusal to do so has angered the governor who, sources say, may wish to dethrone the Emir himself.

Emir Sanusi had found in Governor Kwankwaso an ally, in his own struggle with the Presidency that initially opposed his emergence as Emir of Kano in June.

The Emir’s coronation was postponed in September but is expected to take place anytime soon. His relationship with the governor will affect both the date and the venue for the coronation.


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