Sanusi-Ganduje Fight: Fika to rescue the grandson whose grandfather was dethroned by Fika


A group of elders, under the chairmanship of General Abdulsalami Abubakar, GCFR, former head of state, has been formed to intervene in the seemingly unending crisis between Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II, with a view to bringing about full reconciliation and effective resolution of the matter.

A statement signed by Alhaji Adamu Fika, the Waziri of Fika said “Against the background of the crisis in Kano, a matter that has since degenerated into serious tension within the State, with likely consequences on peace and security with the possibility of spilling into neighbouring states”, the elders under General Abdussalami have set up a high powered committee that will meet so as to effect a long lasting truce and reconciliation.

The committee has Governor Kayode Fayemi, the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State.

Other members of the Committee are Alhaji Adamu Fika, Wazirin Fika, CFR,  former Head of Service of the Federal government; General (rtd) Muhammadu Inuwa Wushishi, CFR, GCON; Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim, SAN and Dr. Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, OFR, CFR.

Others are Dr. Umaru Mutallab, CON; Professor Ibrahim Gambari, CFR and Sheikh Sharif Ibrahim Saleh. Dr. Adamu Fika, former chairman of the National Assembly Commission is to serve as Secretary.

The statement further said it is “working with the full understanding and cooperation of the Federal Government and initial contact has been made with His Excellency the Governor of Kano, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as well as with His Highness the Emir of Kano, Sarki Muhammadu Sanusi II.

“They have each confirmed to hold back from taking any further actions until the committee has fully undertaken and finalised this exercise of reconciliation and resolution. Similarly, they each have respectively undertaken to call on all their supporters and sympathisers including social media operators to refrain from making statements, declarations, songs, articles, blogs and all actions inimical to the spirit and process of good governance, order and reconciliation. We call on everyone to hearken to the call of their principals”.

It can be recalled that a prince from Fika, who audited the accounts of the Kano Emirate, was instrumental to the dethronment of the grandfather of the current Emir from the throne when he (Emir Sanusi 1) had some altercations with the  Nothern Nigerian premier, the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello in 1963.


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