Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, spokesperson to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano State, may have revealed the main reason Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as emir.
Tanko-Yakasai said Ganduje has made himself accessible to all, including the deposed emir, but Sanusi chose to openly criticise the governor on podiums at every given opportunity, instead of going to him privately to offer his advice.
Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast programme on Channels Television, on Tuesday, Ganduje’s spokesperson described his boss as a very accommodating person, saying he endured alot from the deposed emir, and only issued him query once.
“One of the things that we as a government are battling with is that a lot of the things the emir did are things that are not on record to present as proof for the world to see,” he said.
“The governor is very accommodating. I can tell you that in four years that he has been governor, he has only issued one query to emir Sanusi but the few years that emir Sanusi was with the former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, he was issued between three to four queries.
“If Ganduje can accommodate all the things coming from the deposed emir and just issue one query, then that means he is a very tolerant governor.”
“The problem is not about being heard because the governor had made himself available to the emir,” he said.
“That anybody that is willing to come and advise and several occasions, the governor has been able to take this advice into consideration. So that means the emir had access to come and advise the governor if he wanted to but unfortunately, he only finds podiums and stages as the only means to advise the governor which is not right.
“The fact remains that no one will allow such disrespect and open criticisms.”