In what appears like putting a stop to all speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari said this or that concerning developments in the Kano Emirates, the President has categorically said that he has no constitutional right to interfere in the matter.
He made the revelation when Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje took to the Presidential Villa in Abuja the newly elected legislators, three members of the House of Representatives and four members of the State Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), with the exception of one member, from Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency, Ali Datti Yako, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was also there at the event, for official introduction to the President on Friday.
All those legislators introduced to the President were those that were recently elected in re-run elections that took place in the state few days back.
Speaking at the introduction, Buhari said: “I know my role as the 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.”
He told the newly elected legislators that: “I hope you are mindful of your promises to your constituencies. You went round and you promised your constituencies. I hope the promises you made are within the resources of your state. If you made promises outside your resources, it will be your problem because you are going to stand again in four years’ time. This is very important and it is important for our party.”