Muhammed Garba, former commissioner for information in Kano, has asked Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, to tender an apology to Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor.
The governor’s associate made the demand in a 45-paragraph response to an article, “Letter to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje”, written by one Jibrin Ibrahim on the face-off between the governor and the emir.
Garba said an apology from the emir coupled with a withdraw of all litigation challenging the state government over the creation of the new emirates will show Sanusi’s readiness to embrace peace.
“Emir Muhammad Sanusi has a moral burden to publicly apologise to Governor Ganduje and Kano state people for dragging the revered image of the Kano emirate into the murky waters of politics,” he said.
“The emir also has the moral burden to withdraw all court cases he is personally sponsoring against the government. This will indeed, demonstrate his readiness to embrace peace and forgive, for the overall interest of Kano and good people of the state.
“The emir should extend a hand of friendship to the emir of Karaye, Rano, Gaya and Bichi. He is also expected to positively use his wealth of experience to lead other emirates and ensure their commitment towards socioeconomic development of the state. When these are done, the reconciliation will not only become sweetest but very rewarding.
“He has stated his own side of the story and I believe relevant authorities are looking into it. In this line, I believe that it is in the interest of Emir Sanusi for the probe to be completed so that the sleeping dogs may lie.”
The anti-graft commission in the state is alleging that N3.4 billion was misappropriated by the Kano emirate council between 2014 and 2017, under the watch of the emir.
Efforts to reach a reconciliation between the duo have been made by prominent Nigerians including Aliko Dangote, Nigeria’s business tycoon.