President Muhammadu Buhari said his respect for the rule of law stood between him and resolving the rift between Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Ganduje and Sanusi are locked in a battle that led to the investigation of the monarch by the State House of Assembly for mismanagement of fund and the balkanization of the emirate by the government.
Emir of Ningi, Alhaji Yunusa Danyaya’s plea to Buhari to step in and broker peace between the warring duo has drawn the president’s comment via his media aide, Garba Shehu.
Buhari ruled himself out from intervening saying: “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. But let me tell you the bottom line of my understanding of the Constitutional role is that peace and security of all Nigerians must be guaranteed, where the people are threatened, then I will use my constitutional powers.”