The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II was conspicuously absent at the swearing-in ceremony for a second term in office, of the state Governor Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.
The event took place on Wednesday amidst tight security at Sani Abacha Stadium and witnessed by thousands of supporters
Though the absence of Muhammadu Sanusi II may not be unconnected with the recent feud between the Emir and governor who created four new Emirates out of the Kano Emirate.
Also, the governor is charging the Emir of alleged misappropriation of the Emirate’s funds.
This and others many believe is due to the governor allegation that the Emir worked against his second term at the polls.
Although the event had in attendance the Emirs of Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye.
The oath of allegiance and the oath of office were administered to the Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nura Sagir Umar.
In his maiden address after the swearing in for a second term in office ,at the event, governor Ganduje promised to make education free and compulsory at the basic and post-basic levels and free at all levels for the physically challenged persons.
Abdullahi Ganduje also pledged to fight the menace of drug abuse in the state by establishing an agency to fight it.
Speaking about the creation of four additional Emirates in the state, he stated that it is part of a plan to expand development through the creation of more big metropolitan cities in the state.