Earlier on today before the Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwanso announced a replacement for the late Emir, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party issued a statement in which it congratulated Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero as the new emir of Kano. They had said he was a gift to the nation and also praised the Kingmakers for their wise decision in choosing Alhaji Ado Bayero, the heir-apparent to the throne, adding that “in so doing, the Kingmakers have
preserved the sanctity of the throne and the confidence reposed in the revered traditional institution.”
However, former CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been announced as the true Emir and the party is now withdrawing their congratulatory message. Read their new statement below:
Our attention has been drawn to a unauthorized statement issued on behalf of the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP by his Special Assistant, Mr. Richard Ihediwa, congratulating the eldest son of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado
Bayero as the new Emir of Kano.
Mr. Ihediwa relied on a false news flash on the AIT and issued a statement in that
direction without approval from the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh. This is completely embarrassing to the National Publicity Secretary and the entire leadership of the PDP.
We hereby dissociate with the statement earlier issued and regret the embarrassment this may have caused the entire nation, the Kano Emirate and the good people of Kano state.
Chief Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary