Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State governor, has broken his silence after being accused of initiating moves aimed at dethroning Lamido Sanusi, the embattled emir of the state.
Mr Ganduje, re-elected for a second term in office was reportedly not supported by Mr Sanusi, during the 2019 general election.
This was due to political differences between the duo. But a new twist was added to it on Wednesday when lawmakers of the state assembly initiated and passed a bill seeking to create adding four new emirates.
The governor was fingered as the arrowhead of the plan when he gave his assent the bill on Thursday.
Speaking to State House Correspondents on Friday, the governor denied he had anything against the monarch.
He said there was need to create the additional emirates because he is moving the state to the next level and traditional institutions in the state have a vital role to play.