Following the reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had reconciled governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the state government has debunked the report, saying the peace was brokered by Aliko Dangote and governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to governor Ganduje, confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday, saying the two leaders had exchanged sallah pleasantries on Friday in Abuja.
According to him, both leaders spoke jointly to all Muslims in the country and urged them to continue with the good teachings and spirit of the Fasting period of the Month of Ramadhan.
He disclosed that emir Sanusi also seized the opportunity to congratulate governor Ganduje for the victory in his second term in office, wishing the governor to have successful tenure in office from 2019 to 2023.
“For healthier relationship between the two institutions of government and Kano Emirate, dialogue continues.
“The dialogue was initiated by the Kano born business mogul Aliko Dangote and the Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum Dr Kayode Fayemi. Not by President Muhammadu Buhari as earlier speculated by some section of the media,” Anwar said in the statement
Recall that crisis between Ganduje and Sanusi broke out when the former suspected the later of working against him during the March 23 re-run election.
That promoted Ganduje to creat four additional emirates, allegedly to whittle down the power of Sanusi.
Rumours were also making the rounds that the governor was making a move to depose the emir after he queried him over alleged misappropriation of the emirate’s funds amounting to N3.4 billion.