President Muhammadu Buhari has stated why he stayed clear of the ongoing rift between the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the Nigerian constitution bars him from interfering in such matters.
He said, “I know my role as President of Nigeria. By the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the governor of Kano State has his own roles, once a matter is in the hands of the House of Assembly (like in Kano), the President has no constitutional right to interfere.
“I am here by the constitution, I swore by it, and I am going to stand by it. But let me tell you the bottom line of my understanding of the constitutional role is that peace and security of all Nigerians must be guaranteed, where the people are threatened, then I will use my constitutional powers.”