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Kingmakers move to appoint new Emir as Sanusi storms Kano Friday


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Following the dissolution of the five emirates in Kano state by the Kano State House of Assembly, Kingmaker are preparing to appoint a new Emir of Kano, Daily News 24 reports.

Similarly, it was authoritatively gathered from reliable sources that dethroned 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II would arrive in Kano on Friday, where he is expected to be reinstated as the new Emir of Kano.

Our correspondent reports that Mr Sanusi would be coming to Kano on Friday from Rivers state, where he is currently attending an Economic and Investment Summit.

Also read: BREAKING: Kano Assembly dissolves 4 emirates created by Ganduje

After, the dissolution of the Emirates in Kano, Gaya, Rano, Bichi and Karaye by the Assembly on Thursday, a new law has been passed which seeks to restore a single Kano Emirate for the whole state.

This means formers five emirs of the Emirates have automatically lost their seats.

However, according to Leadership Newspapers, Mr Sanusi has already been reinstated although his reappointment has not been formally announced by the state government.

The newspaper quoted sources as saying, “So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation, the thing to is wait for the Governor to assent to it.”

It added that “The then restructuring of the Kano Emirate is seen as a political manoeuvre to diminish the influence of then Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration.

“The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

The Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, who sponsored the Amendment Bill, shortly after Thursday’s session, revealed to journalists that, “the bill has been sent to the governor for assent, now there is no longer an active Emir in Kano in all the five Emirates; Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye. The law now provides the governor to call on the traditional kingmakers to choose a new king.”

Correction: In the earlier version of this story, we had reported that deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi was in the United Kingdom. However, we have since realized that he is attending an Economic and Investment Summit in Portharcourt, Rivers State, from where is he expected to fly to Kano on Friday.


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