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132 Kano CSOs tackle 35 ‘faceless NGOs’ calling for Emir Sanusi’s dethronement

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The Kano Civil Society Forum, KCSF, an umbrella body of over 183 different civil society and community-based organizations, has distanced itself from the 35 purported Non-Governmental Organisation, NGOs, calling for the dethronement of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Recall that on Thursday, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, through a statement by his media aide, Abba Anwar, had claimed to have received a letter from over 35 Kano-based NGOs calling for the dethronement of Emir Sanusi over disobedience to constituted authority.

According to the group, the emir was making efforts to create a state within a state, hence the need for his dethronement.

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However, in a swift reaction, the KCSF berated the NGOs, saying that they are nothing but a “lowly distraction sponsored by some anti Kano people and anti-peace, in the name of fake coalition of civil society organizations”.

The forum, in an open letter to the governor and other security agencies, signed on Friday by Ibrahim Waiya and M. K. Adam Rano as president and PRO respectively, also described as disheartening how these “politically motivated and faceless individuals” would claim to be acting on behalf of a coalition of civil society organizations in Kano.

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“It is on this note, we want to categorically lay bare and detach Kano Civil Society Forum from the position of this unregistered, faceless and quarks Civil Society organizations, who proved, from the content of their statement, to be unskilled, anti-peace and politically sloppy.

“It is our collective and unapologetic position that, the two exalted personalities in the State, which are the Executive Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and the Emir of Kano Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi, are two important leaders we hold in high esteem and equally respect them.

“It is our un-repentant belief that, should the two leaders work in unity and harmony, and place the interest of the Kano People above all other interest, Kano would surely remain peaceful, prosperous and developed,” the letter read in parts.

“It is on this note, we want to categorically lay bare and detach Kano Civil Society Forum from the position of this unregistered, faceless and quarks Civil Society organizations, who proved, from the content of their statement, to be unskilled, anti-peace and politically sloppy.

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“It is our collective and unapologetic position that, the two exalted personalities in the State, which are the Executive Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and the Emir of Kano Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi, are two important leaders we hold in high esteem and equally respect them.

“It is our un-repentant belief that, should the two leaders work in unity and harmony, and place the interest of the Kano People above all other interest, Kano would surely remain peaceful, prosperous and developed,” the letter read in parts.

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The forum, therefore, drew the attention of Mr Ganduje that, “the faceless individuals who claimed to be a coalition of civil society organizations in Kano, are neither part of us nor share any of their opinion or position on the call to dethrone the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muahammdu Sanusi II”.

Also, according to them, the statement allegedly signed by one Ibrahim Ali as the Chairman, Coalition for Civil Society Organizations is not known to them, stressing that he, therefore, does not represent their forum

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The forum, therefore, called on the Department of the State Secrete Services, SSS and other security agencies to fish out Mr Ali, the signatory to the letter addressed to the Governor and investigate the Civil Society coalitions, he claimed to represent, “for misguiding and impersonation”.

“Ideally, civil society organizations are meant to be non-governmental organizations that should be preoccupied on the promotion of peace, unity, justice and economic development,” the letter noted.

“The call by this so-called coalition of the civil society organizations is evil, destructive, selfish, anti-Kano people, and Anti Peace.

“His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, shall apply acumen and his vast skills of life experience and a sense of maturity to find an amicable way to resolve the lingering emirate creation bits and pieces in Kano, to end the altercation between the Governor and the Emir of Kano Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi,” the forum added.

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