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I will dissolve new emirates in Kano – Abba Yusuf

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Kano State, Abba Yusuf, on Wednesday vowed to reverse the law establishing four additional emirates in the state, if he secures his ‘stolen’ mandate at the election petition tribunal.

Recall that Mr Ganduje on May 8 had created four additional emirates with First Class emirs in the state, a move that was alleged to have been carried out to whittle down the influence of Emir Sanusi.

Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, a spokesperson to the PDP governorship candidate quoted Mr Yusuf as reacting to the development at an iftar congregation with members of various associations in the state’s transportation sector.

Mr Yusuf, popularly known as Abba Gida-Gida, described the governor’s decision as a move to create additional liabilities to squander public treasury.

READ ALSO: Kano Emirate Crisis: Bashir Tofa, Usman Bugaje, others tackle Ganduje, seek Buhari’s intervention

The governorship candidate further blasted Mr Ganduje for the sacking of all the permanent secretaries and casting aspersion on the reputable Islamic scholars in the state.

“At a time when our major concerns in Kano State were centered around upgrading critical infrastructures such as schools and hospitals to accelerate rapid development, the enemies of the state are determined to create additional liabilities to squander public treasury.

“We learnt that Governor Ganduje plans to spend hundreds of million naira to build palaces and purchase royal cars to the newly crown emirs at the expense of common citizens who barely can’t afford to pay school fees of their children.

“We want to clearly draw the attention of the Governor that these are misplaced priorities for a state with over three million out of school children, about four million unemployed youth and millions of almajiri roaming our streets to beg for food without a comfortable shelter.

“We are lucky, a high court sitting in Kano has declared the creation of new emirates as null and void, and we want to assure the good people of Kano that history will repeat itself as soon as we emerge victorious at the Election Petition Tribunal.

“Our unity as a people remains of utmost concern; we will not allow our cultural heritage built over a thousand years being destroyed by a mad lion, barking and biting every object that comes his way.

“I want to crave the indulgence of our teeming supporters to utilize this blessed month of Ramadan in praying for the successful outing from the Election Petition Tribunal to rescue our dear state; Insha Allah Kano will smile again,” the governor stated.

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