The Kano State Government has denied allegations that it is involved in the investigation of some Kano Emirate officers.
The state Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mallam Mohammed Garba, dismissed the claims that the investigation was targeted at the Emir of Kano with the aim of deposing him.
Garba, in a telephone interview with the Punch on Tuesday, said the Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led All Progressives Congress administration respected the rule of law.
He stated, “This administration respects the principle of separation of powers and the independence of the three arms of government. We also believe in building public institutions. In line with these principles; which his Excellency swore to uphold, we wish to state that speculations in some quarters that this administration has a hand in the invitation of some officials of the Kano Emirate Council by an anti-graft agency are not only false but also mischievous.
“We implore purveyors of this falsehood and their friends who are also making spurious allegations that this administration is seeking to split the Kano Emirate to desist. His Excellency is focused on completing the remainder of his first term and is looking forward to beginning his second term on May 29, Insha Allah (God willing), in order to consolidate his achievements for the good people of Kano State.
“We appeal to members of the public to disregard the campaign of calumny targeted at this administration by those who do not wish our state well.”