According to Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari has no hand in the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the emir of Kano.
Shehu, who is the senior media aide to President, in several tweets on Wednesday denied reports stating that Buhari had ordered the removal of Sanusi from his position.
He said all allegations that the president was involved in the deposition of the ex-traditional ruler are not true.
Garba said: “As outlined in the Constitution, the appointment or removal of emirs and other traditional leaders is strictly within the jurisdiction of state governments.
“It is unfair and disingenuous of opposition politicians to try to link the situation in Kano State to the federal government and the Nigerian President.
“Although a retired General and fmr. Military Head of State, Pres. Buhari clearly understands that under the current democratic dispensation, the government at the centre cannot read instructions or twist the arms of all or any of the 36 state governments making up the federation. They all have their powers specified under the Constitution.”
In addition, Garba Shehu commended the people of Kano for reacting to the dethronement calmly.