Bakin Zuwo regretted scrapping new emirates

Bakin Zuwo regretted scrapping new emirates –Darma

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Bakin Zuwo regretted scrapping new emirates –Darma 

By Usman Gwadabe 

 

Former Governor of the defunct Kano State, late Alhaji Sabo Bakin Zuwo once stated that he regretted scrapping new emir­ate councils created by his pre­decessor, late Governor Muham­madu Abubakar Rimi.

 

The emirates that were scrapped among them were Gaya, Rano, Auyo, Gumel and Dutse.

An APC stakeholder and for­mer PRP card-carrying member, Alhaji Hamza Darma revealed this in an exclusive interview with The Triumph yesterday.

 

“Sometimes in the 80s while myself, late Bakin Zuwo and late Rimi were together discussing the issue of the scrapped emirates, he (Sabo) admitted that he scrapped them because of the political dif­ferences between him and late Rimi, recalling regrettably that after all, fighting for rural devel­opment was the backbone of late Malam Aminu Kano’s political campaign in which the creation of more emirates was inclusive,” Alhaji Darma stated.

 

He said because the creation of new emirates was done in good faith at that time considering the fact that some of them had simi­lar history with Kano State have now been revived by Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje.

 

The politician pointed out that what made the emirates cre­ated by late Rimi to be scrapped was that there was no law to back them up, explaining that the ones established by Gover­nor Ganduje had scaled all the legal processes which will make their removal very difficult.

He said the Sallah celebra­tions conducted in the new emirates have made these areas very lively, adding that the de­velopment would bring about rapid development in these ar­eas and their people.

Darma expressed dismay with the way the Kano King­makers opposed the creation of the new emirates, noting that their role is just to select and advise while confirmation is the duty of the State Executive Governor.

He called on the government to punish any traditional ruler who refuses to abide by the new policy in order to serve as lesson to others.

“The emirates were created not with any political reasons, rather for the expected develop­ment of such areas,” he said, la­menting further that “absence of these emirates caused Kano not getting additional state when six were created during late Head of State, General Sani Abacha regime,” Darma added.

He urged traditional rulers to desist from partisan politics, adding that it is not proper for any traditional title-holder to identify and associate with any political group, as traditional rulers are fathers to all.

He appealed to the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sa­nusi II to emulate late Emir Ado Bayero who refused to engage in politics, adding that whenever he wanted to advise Kano Governor, he made sure it was a one-on-one affair.

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