Bauchi –The Bauchi state Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, has condemned, in strong terms, the crisis between the Kano State Governor and the Emir of Kano, which led to the splitting of the Emirate.
The Governor who stated this when he received a delegation from the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, who paid him a congratulatory visit at the Presidential Lodge, in Bauchi, expressed sympathy with the ordeals of the Emir described the Kano Emirate as the heartbeat of the north which ought not to suffer the shame and humiliation it is experiencing.
He described Kano and Bauchi as brothers who share several years of relationship and trade, saying that most residents of the Northern part of the state are from Kano especially residents of Katagum Local Government Area.
“We, on our own part, see Kano as the heartbeat of the north, not because of anything but because it is where we are always proud of when we go out of Nigeria. Every northerner sees Kano as a place to be proud of and also a place the world knows when it comes to the traditional institutions.
“Today, the Monarchy in England, Japan, Spain and everywhere, do not know any traditional institution on the African Continent like that of Kano. Kano is our interface with the Arab world, Europe and everywhere. And because of that, we are sad to see that it is being disgraced, humiliated and broken into parts.”
“politics has not gotten to the point where the Kano Emirate should be touched because it is the pride of the north, although, I don’t know what happened between the Governor and the Emir, in my capacity as Kauran Bauchi and the son of the Galadima of Duguri, what I know how to do is, to tell the truth.”
“I will not say anyone is to blame for all that is happening but we as politicians must stay away from tampering with tradition by bringing it into politics and you the traditional rulers, should try not to bring tradition into politics, this brings humiliation. But honestly, if there is an offence, whoever committed the offence, Kano (Emirate) ought not to be tampered with, because it is like a no-go area” He said.
Mohammed promised to intervene in the crisis between the duo promising to personally lead a team to Kano to meet with both Ganduje and the Emir.
Earlier speaking, the leader of the delegation, Sarki Ibrahim, who is the Makaman Kano, told the Governor that the Emir Muhammad Sanusi ll, sent them with a congratulatory message and to wish him well in his tenure as Governor of Bauchi state.