By Danladi Al-Hassan
Business Mogul, Aliko Dangote and Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Governor Kayode Fayemi have waded into the crisis between Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, and Muhammadu Sanusi ll, Emir of Kano.
Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje, in a statement in Kano on Saturday said the reconciliatory meeting initiated by Dangote and Fayemi has been positive in resolving the crisis.
He said after the meeting, the duo exchanged pleasantries with each other in Abuja on Friday.
“As the two leaders met, they congratulated each other for the successful completion of the Ramadan Fast and the Eid-el-Fitr celebration,” the statement said.
“Both leaders spoke and urged all Muslims to continue with the good teachings and spirit of the Fasting period of the Month of Ramadan.
“Emir Sanusi seized the opportunity to congratulate Gov. Ganduje for the victory in his second term in office. He also wished the governor successful tenure in office.”
The statement disclosed that the two agreed that “for healthier relationship between the two institutions of government and Kano Emirate Council, the dialogues will continue.”
Ganduje had recently split the emirate into five, stripping Sanusi of the control of 34 local government areas. The governor is believed to be getting back at Sanusi who reportedly worked against his reelection.
The office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) had issued a query to Sanusi on behalf of Ganduje.
The query was on alleged financial misappropriation of N3.4 billion under Sanusi, between 2014 and 2017, following a recommendation by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission that the emir be suspended.
The two leaders were spotted shaking hands at the Eid praying ground in the ancient town on Tuesday.