The Kano State House of Assembly at the plenary on Monday began a move to create four emirates following a petition by one Mallam Ibrahim Salisu.
There were reports on Tuesday that the move and an investigation of some aides of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, were aimed at whittling down the powers of the traditional ruler and ultimately depose him.
Kwankwaso, who spoke through his media aide, Binta Spikin, on Tuesday, berated the plan by the Kano State Government to split the emirate into four.
According to the former governor, only the people of the state, through the state House of Assembly, could demand such.
He also noted that the move could only be made where issues of public concern had been raised against the current structure of the council.
She said, “On the emirate, he (Kwankwaso) does not support the splitting of Kano Emirate it is the heritage of the Kano people. If there should be such a move to split the emirate, the senator is of the opinion that it should come from the people; the people should be the ones who should complain about anything, then the state House of Assembly could take action.
“But, this one is from nowhere in particular because the same people who submitted a petition to the House could not really be identified. Who are those people? They don’t form a fraction of Kano, so they cannot on any grounds speak for the whole of Kano State.”