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Some of the Fulani’s criticizing my stand on Kano emirate cannot even trace their clan - Ganduje fires back

- Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano fires back at all those criticising him over his decision to create four emirates in Kano

- Ganduje claims he is more Fulani than those opposed to the decision while claiming his critics cannot trace their clans

- The governor also recalls that his administration completed all the projects left behind by his predecessors including Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

The governor of Kano, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has tongue-lashed his critics over his decision to split the Kano emirate, saying these protesters do not even have a link to Fulani clans.

The Nation reports that while calling the critics noisemakers, Ganduje said he is more Fulani than those criticizing him for creating four emirates out of Kano.

“I am more Fulani than many of them. Some do not even have any trace to Fulani clan,” the governor was quoted as saying.

The governor spoke when he when the emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar (Autan Bawo), alongside elders and leaders from the emirate, who visited to thank him for assisting in the emergence of Alasan Ado Doguwa as the majority leader of the House of Representatives.

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“None of them can tell me he is more Fulani than I am. My grand grandfathers from both paternal and maternal side were all Fulani.

“So, also my grand grandmothers from both sides are all Fulani. Who among such people is more Fulani than me?” the governor asked.

Ganduje said he continues to wonder why people accuse him of trying to destroy the tradition of the Kano.

“I am a son of a village head (Dagaci). How then can I, just for whatever reason, be a party to render this all-important institution down?

“I challenge such individuals to tell us of what benefit are they to Kano and citizens of Kano?” He asked while urging the critics to publicly state their contributions to the state.

He stressed that whether the critics like it or not, the new emirates have come to stay just as he boasted that he completed many projects his predecessor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, left uncompleted.

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“I am challenging him (Kwankwaso) to show us a single project he completed that he inherited from Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau administration.

“Ours is not like theirs at all. We believe in moving the state forward. That is why sometimes we don’t even look at the ill-intention of starting a project that, ab initio, was not meant to be completed. Our focus is our people,” he said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that qa Kano state high court recently granted an order restraining Ganduje and seven others from creating new emirates and appointing emirs for them.

Justice Ahmad Badamasi also granted a prayer to serve the respondents through publication in the Daily Trust newspaper.

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