The All Progressives Congress, APC, Kano State Chapter, on Monday, asked Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, to go ahead and create a new Emirate for the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
El-Rufai had last week, appointed Sanusi as the Chancellor of the Kaduna State University. Before then, he had hours after the dethronement of the Emir, appointed him as the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Kaduna State Investment Promotion Agency, KADIP.
The Governor crowned his support for Sanusi, with a visit to Awe, in Nasarawa State, where the deposed Emir was banished to by the Kano State Government. His visit coincided with a court order that freed the former Emir of Kano from banishment.
In a statement signed by the Deputy Kano State APC Chairman, Shehu Maigari, the party asked the Governor to appoint the deposed Emir as the Traditional Ruler of a new Emirate in Kaduna State.
“Your Excellency, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, this is somebody who worked against the success of APC, your dear party, coming out openly to criticise your mentor (Mr. President), with no concrete reasons or justifications, but yet you have decided to treat him like a hero.
“Sir, APC Kano Chapter is strongly advising you to create an additional Emirate in your State, like the New Kaduna Emirate Council, probably to start from Rigachikun to Kasuwar Magani, and install your hero there, so that he can work effectively for his dear party, PDP, over there, instead of giving him those ceremonial positions”, the statement read.