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Presidency dismisses Kwankwaso’s allegations of state of emergency plans in Kano

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The Presidency has refuted allegations made by Rabiu Kwankwaso, National Leader of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP), regarding the Federal Government’s supposed plans to declare a state of emergency in Kano State.

Kwankwaso, during the flag-off ceremony for the construction of an 82-kilometer rural road network in his hometown, Madobi, accused the federal government of compromising Kano’s security by refusing to withdraw heavy security operatives guarding the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.

He claimed that the people of Kano would resist any attempt to undermine the state’s constituted authority.

In response, presidential spokesman Bayo Onanuga told The Nation that Kwankwaso’s claims were unfounded rumors. “There is no truth in it.

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It is a mere rumor. The Federal Government cannot declare any state of emergency in any state without the involvement of the National Assembly.

There is no such plan,” Onanuga stated, emphasizing that the National Assembly is in recess and no president can unilaterally declare a state of emergency.

Furthermore, Kano State Commissioner of Police, Ussain Gumel, refuted allegations of bias during the emirate crisis.

“We have a duty to protect both emirs and have received about five court orders, which we forwarded to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

We are waiting for his response and directives,” Gumel explained. He appealed to the public to remain patient and calm while awaiting the outcome from the relevant authorities.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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