Emir Sanusi “When Ganduje wanted to create these Emirates, he could not find a law to amend”

Emir Sanusi “When Ganduje wanted to create these Emirates, he could not find a law to amend”Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, talked about the history and legal standing of the Kano Emirate in an interview with The Sun. According to him, the Kano Emirate predated both Nigeria and the Sokoto Jihad, and it was not established by the Nigerian Constitution.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

According to Sanusi, Uthman Danfodio did not create the Kano Emirate; rather, it was conquered by some of his disciples during the Jihad. Sanusi pointed out that there is no law in the Nigerian Constitution or any other law that created the Kano Emirate.

Sanusi questioned how the State House of Assembly could claim the constitutional right to amend something not created by the Constitution and not existing within it. He referenced the Emirs Appointment and Deposition Law, which presumes the existence of an Emirate and outlines the process of appointing an Emir.

He explained that when Governor Ganduje wanted to create new emirates, he could not find a law to amend, so he amended the Emirs Appointment and Deposition Law, which the court later struck down. Consequently, Ganduje had to create a new law from scratch to establish new emirates.

He stated, “When Ganduje wanted to create these Emirates, he could not find a law to amend. He started by amending Emirates Appointment and Deposition Law, which the court struck down. So, he had to, de novo, ex nihilo, out of nothing create a law and create emirates, new emirates that never existed. Something called a Kano Emirate with eight local governments. That emirate with eight local governments had not existed in our one thousand years of history. The same thing with the Bichi Emirate, Rano Emirate, Gaya Emirate. None of them existed in one thousand years of history.”

Sanusi mentioned that these newly created stools existed for four years until a new governor decided to address what he perceived as an attack on the region’s historical system.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>